Thursday, February 23, 2012

Vercingetorix, Great Warrior King

He bled as a captive
As the crowds in Rome watched
But he had lived quite differently
A warrior, rebel, king, commander
He sought to remove the Romans
From his land
A rebellion begun
Against the inexorable foe
Caesar's legions could not be moved
The Gauls met Caesar's best
In combat of arms
While the Gauls fought with diligence
The Roman walls of men
Were as stone
Taken to Rome
Displayed for all to see
The rebel who fought Rome
The enemy of the father land
The barbarian king
The Gaul
Still prideful
Died a captive
But had lived a man