Caesar’s Ghost, the Great!

John Kolyav By John Kolyav, 5th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Intention of Brutus in joining hands with the other conspirators was noble. But, he ignored the basic human psychology of the mob, their tendency to accept slavery. So, Caesar’s spirit remains deathless even now.

Meeting Brutus

‘My dear Brutus, why do you stare at me?
I am Caesar the Great, the deathless!

Don’t you hear the uproar?
It is not any mutiny
But the commotion of Romans
For the privilege to lick the next ruler’s feet.
How anti-natural were your ideas
Regarding Republic!
We are sworn to fulfill their ambition
To be ruled.


When the chariot of the next Caesar
Crushes the peddlers
You see how the poet laureate
Praises his triumphant procession
To secure courtly grace!

Boyhood mischief and life history of His Highness
Will be read in every religious congregation.
O dear Brutus,
You are terribly mistaken!
Your outworn ideas will meet its crematorium
In Philippi
We will ride through centuries
Goodnight! Goodnight!’


Brutus, Caesar, Cassius, Cleopatra, Democracy, Italy, Mark Antony, Philippi, Republic, Rome, Senate

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author avatar John Kolyav
Born in 1963, Postgraduated in 1986. Six novels and four poetry books published. Got three state- level awards for literary works. More details at

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