Flammeus Gladius

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Tragedian

The Tragedian

“The words I write are sad – and therefore true.”
It’s sad that no one buys that argument
In principle – and even less from you.
“The words I write are sad and therefore true.
Mortal unhappiness I shape anew.
I crystallize the cold world’s discontent.
The words I write are sad. And therefore true!”
It’s sad that no one buys that argument.

–Tom Riley

Imperial Judgment

Imperial Judgment

Bogus Stoics preach, day after day,
Empty rhetoric, forceful display.
But their deeds come up short.
Still, they seek your support—
Tragic actors, as Marcus might say.

–Tom Riley

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