Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Tribute

He had warned but my ambitions blinded me and I did not care
I did not take it lightly though for me this idea was there
Could anything happen to me, when in that crowd of foes
You, my friend, by my side, stood there.

I always thought that you believed in me
I was convinced by my own thoughts that you would support me
And if you would be there, helping me with everything
I could have made anything work, even when conditions would toughest be

I would not call this betrayal, it will demean you
I still love you because I know this wasn't personal for you
And I know that you still love me, even after all of this
I promise I'll come back to you; the end, though it may seem, is not this

The blood empties out of my veins, 'tis the coming true of my worst fears
My life is not just what I lose, I have lost my dear brother
Tell them not to mourn for me, tell them not to shed tears
Alas! "Et tu, Brute? Then die Caesar"

I have always loved the play Julius Caesar, as a student and even now, when I have grown up. This is my tribute to it. I thought that if Julius Caesar had a few more seconds to live, what would he have said to Brutus. This is what I could think of.  
Warning: This may not be accurate considering historic facts but is rather solely an admirer( of the book and its larger than life characters)'s point of view.
(pic: Morte di Giulio Cesare, 1798 by Vincenzo Camuccini, courtesy Wikimedia Commons)


PAWAN said...

Nice bro.Keep it up.

Suyash Agrawal- Searching for lost marbles….. said...

same here........i too simply adore this play :)

Saket Ranjan said...

@pawan : thanks yaar. btw, which pawan are you, school ya college wale?

@suyash : then what else can i tell you.

Anonymous said...

Ah thats called tinkign out of the box ! well good to read it in the form of a simple poem ! :)

Saket Ranjan said...

@writer : that's a nice compliment that i got from you. thanks a lot!!

but just to add, the original in the words of Shakespeare was a masterpiece.

Siddhartha said...

Original was a masterpiece...Yours is too;)BTW which one are you-Brutus or Julius???

Saket Ranjan said...

@sid: nah! mine is a simple tribute, nowhere close to a masterpiece status. To answer your quesion -- i would say i am neither of them, just an ousider, one who sees things from a distance tho' i liked the character of brutus more(i know even he wasn't perfect and had some traits but then who does not)

Marinela Reka said...

Beautiful and creative work, love it
Short Poems

Saket Ranjan said...

@Marinela : thank you so much!! Wow! i have visitors on my blog, yippee!!

the feeling lioness said...

slightly interesting post

all I can say is that I love Julius Caesar

Saket Ranjan said...

@TFL: you said it. BTW, thanks for the compliments