Poetry by Jeff Green


A warning to the rulers

by cricketjeff on March 21, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

At the Roman wall
Iceni call
Defences small
No hope at all

Budicca’s ire
Funeral pyre
Flames roaring higher
The Roman’s expire

Conquerors vanity
Witless urbanity
Mother’s insanity
Lead to calamity

Daughters defiled
By soldiers reviled
She fought for each child
Revenge was compiled

Order restored
Both actions deplored
All men in accord
The tales now record

Remember back then
Respect for all men
Don’t do it again
Or it’s not if but WHEN!