05 February 2016

#5 - War is Hell

So, Rome and Longa Alba are at war;
Relations are as cold as coldest ice.
When champions are sought to set the score -
Examples of a manly sacrifice.

Three burly brothers volunteer to fight -
There's no such thing as telly, and they're bored.
Besides, there's nothing like a show of might
To bring some Roman pussy to the door.

But there's bravado, then there's foolishness
And within minutes two are lying dead.
The final brother shouts and shakes his fists;
It's just like Hollyoaks, but on the Med.

War is not the way to woo the ladies;
So say Pluto, Dis Pater and Hades.


The Oath of the Horatii by Jacques Louis David

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