Apollyon had spent a great deal of his time abroad, and had failed to note how the revolution in America, the Reign of Terror in France, and the subsequent wars in Europe had materially increased the forces of the Republican Party in Hades.
from Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica by John Kendrick Bangs
History for Dummies
My arrogant earthling reality
Is not what I want it to be.
My DNA shared with worms
A death sentence is life’s terms.
To what lowly depths aspire?
A Styx river ride to Dante fire
Just to prove, “We don’t crawl.”
Our leader makes the clarion call
Our army kills and intimidates
It’s how empire dominates.
In the end, what have we done?
Repeated the way of Napoleon.
Moon with a View
"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them … into the impossible." -- Clarke’s Second Law
And if you look closely down from above you can see the golden spiral encoded with the numbers of the Fibonacci series which should be a tip off that this poem was written for a purpose much larger than mere nursery rhyme parody. J.K. Burns' Napoleon is as foolish as our current boy-emperor imagines himself to be.