Pea-Brained Emperor

The Bigger They Are

By: - Dec 05, 2016

Pea-Brained  Emperor

Utterly absurd
Ridiculous in fact
Heroic bronze statue
Roman Emperor
Trebonianus Gallus
With son Gaius Vibius Volusianus
Co-ruled AD 251 to 253
Both slaughtered
Frenzied mutiny
Brutally mutilated
Once most powerful
Men on earth
Difficult times
Surging barbarians
Fragile frontiers
Constant wars
Plots intrigues
Callow cabals
Reigned long enough
To commission
Buck-naked portrait
Who was he kidding
Hail Caesar
Laughing stock
Emperor unclothed
Citizens snickered
Ersatz stud
Vainglorious pose
Mens sana in corpore sano
De facto insana caputa
Tiny head teetering on
Barrel-chested torso
Like puffed up Rome
Bloated with greed
Ripe for slaughter
Delusions of glory
Lewdly ludicrous
That silly donkey
Who would be