Welcome to day 17 of my NaPoWriMo writing challenge.
Todays poem is called Cleopatra.
Luxurious Queen of the Nile,
Hated by Rome, considered vile,
A powerful mother to a nation,
Deserving of a dedication,
Cast out by her younger brother,
Rolled in carpet for another,
Seeking an alliance with Caesar alone,
To put her back on the Egyptian throne,
A political and personal alliance won,
Followed by the birth of a claimed son,
But Rome conspired against them both,
Plotting to kill with a bloodthirsty oath,
Mighty Caesar fell at the hand of Rome,
Forcing Cleopatra to go home,
Then she impressed Anthony with a golden ship,
And a taste of Egyptian pleasures in a sip,
He argued with Octavian for his rights,
And spent time in Egypt in idle delights,
He gained control of Cleopatra's fleet,
To force Octavian to fall at his feet,
Cleopatra's obsessive lover,
But, there'd never be another,
As the war was lost and Anthony died,
Cleopatra took her life still by his side.
Thanks for reading, and if you enjoyed today's poem please scroll down to read the other sixteen I've written so far.