History Repeats

History Repeats

The District is not Caesar’s Rome

The Hill is not one of the seven

Yet the Senators

are deadly and evil

as they were BC

These devils hide and reside

in hallowed halls of DC

with daggers cloaked


Preparing to execute

their dastardly deeds

Hell is in our politics

disguised in grey hair

and old man suits

Standing on the shoulders of women


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Prompted by Dead Poet Prompts from AllPoetry.com

My chosen prompt

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” – The Tempest, William Shakespeare

Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash

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  6 comments for “History Repeats

  1. paeansunplugged
    September 10, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    This is so apt for the prompt.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 10, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      I was also watching a Netflix series about Ancient Rome which prompted me too. Thank you as always 😊

  2. September 10, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    I love your imagery. I can see them skulking in the corridors like vampires afraid of sunlight keeping to the shadows

    • Christine Bolton
      September 10, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      Yes! “Behind your back” politics

      • September 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

        My poem today is a little similar.

      • September 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm


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