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Brutus' Justifications

January 20, 2011
By Kauble GOLD, Coralville, Iowa
Kauble GOLD, Coralville, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles." Niccolo Machiavelli.


as for the man hidden beneath the hood,
the tyrant's ambition shall be glanced at
and, after this, let him seat himself sure
for we will shake him, or worse days endure.

but with shoves, we must not become amused,
lest our power becomes sorely misused
or the very thing we swore to destroy.
we must not tangle our blades' blows with joy.


remember: for this, dearly we will pay.
though we will be hated greatly today
though now we must appear bloody and cruel,
these actions were not conceived by
a fool.

our souls, corrupted by deeds done for Rome,
doth not have much more time that they shall roam,
but our impact will never fade away.
its glory shall be sung with dawn each day

The author's comments:
Part I of the poem is Brutus convincing his fellow senators to murder Julius Caesar in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Part II is Brutus explaining that their actions were for the better of Rome.

Some lines are taken from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

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