Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dead bird at the foot of Constantine's arch

Dead bird lying at the foot of the triumphal arch of Constantine.

Constantine, the Great

Great ruler of men

Builder of grand things

Shifter of great tides

A Great maker of history!

And the great arch stands tall,

telling the story of the man’s thriumph

for thousands of years

and the bird dropped dead right at its foot.

Nobody wants to know the bird’s story

He must have had one.

He could be a fallen hero,

A general,

A king!

Stupid tourists

Blowing the chance to take pictures with a king!

The bird and the emperor

Are equally dead

Equal in death? Perhaps not.

One things for sure though

The emperor never knew how to fly.

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