Roy Ernest Ballard

Cleopatra - Poem by Roy Ernest Ballard

I once knew Cleopatra;
I let her sail away
upon her ship from Actium
to live another day.

Witch eyes and wishful longing,
the purple sails and plain,
that carried us to Actium
can't carry us again.

I once knew Cleopatra;
there's poison in the truth:
I let her go at Actium
to find a serpent's tooth.

Topic(s) of this poem: love, parting

Comments about Cleopatra by Roy Ernest Ballard

  • Spock The Vegan (1/12/2016 4:18:00 PM)

    A sad but great poem...10 points (Report) Reply

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  • Dimitrios Galanis (1/12/2016 12:33:00 PM)

    Great moments of history always present by the beautiful way of poesy.Congratulations, dear. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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