08 February 2019

#8 - Bad Press

Caligula - Roman Emperor (12-41AD)

They say I was a ‘nasty piece of work’,
There was no depth to which I would not sink.
A megalomaniac, a massive jerk.
A cruel and evil bastard on the brink.

I did profess my godliness, that’s true,
And disagree with Senate once or twice,
But there are many things I did not do!
And I’ve been charged with every human vice!

But I brought back democracy to Rome
And rode the Bay of Baiae on my horse!
And what’s my legacy in every tome?
A potent sexual deviant, of course!

Or maybe I’m just lying through my teeth?
I’m thousands of years dead, so let me sleep!


Bust of Caligula

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