Guillermo Veloso

Bronze Star - 2,802 Points (September 25 1962 / New York City)

An Emperor Of Fools - Poem by Guillermo Veloso

I wear the faded purple
An emperor of fools
An empire in ruins
On the crumbling bricks of my trust
Praetorians align their drinks along mine
Guard my precious frontiers
Barbarians pour in and pour more
Brittle laurels festoon my brow
As dry and faded as my dreams
My triumph alone under
A mute sun…………
“All glory is fleeting…”

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 29, 2010

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