The Immortal

Midway upon my life’s journey

I found myself in a pub in south London

So ordered a drink

I sat next to a man

His face was obliterated

By many eter scars

I assumed each


Told it’s own story.

And as we sat with

Our ale

I asked:

“Oh comrade

I see your many scars,

And may I ask, What are their stories?”

He sat

As though h were stuck in memory

And answered

“I Have been here since

The people in between those two rivers

Created Cuneiform

I saw the rise of

Sumer, that great civilization

And it’s fall

It fell to the first empire,

The Akkadians

And their emperor Sargon

And I saw their fall

To the Amorites

Those barbarians

And if you followed

The west wind


You would find the


With the pharaoh

And they sent those

Pharos to the afterlife

In their massive Piramids

And north of them

Was their greatest foe

And later ally

Those Hittites

Who built both Hattusa

And a confederation

And if you followed

The trade south

You would find Phoenicia

At this point

They matter not

For they have not yet founded Carthage

East of them

Was the great Minoans

With their many palaces

And they also

Had a labyrinth

And many beautiful bulls

And once those palaces fell

A new power would

Reign in that island of Crete

Those of the Miceneans

Whom i care little for

As i spent little time there

All I did was fight in a war

That great war on the fields of Ilios

With their mighty walls

But I namely remember

How it’s culture

Affected the sons of those men.

And many people’s

Of the Sea

And barbarized our people

They came unto our shores

And destroyed our crops

And killed our people

And after the

Collapse of this

Bronze Age

A new age sprung up

The people of Phoenicia

Traded into the successors of the Miceneans

And changed their sylabury

Into the first true


And those successors

Wrote of that war

Which I had participated in

And those same phoenicians

Founded a city

To rival even Thebes

The one know as


With many a trade routes

And one greek,

Of the polis of macedon

Conquered the empire of persia

He was by the name of Alexander

And after his death, his many generals

Split his empire

At the same time

On the west of the sea

A city named Rome

Founded by the

Survivors of Ilios

And those latins

And the other combatant

Was great and rich

It was great Carthage

They got into the first one

When sicilian pirates

Called both into a fort

And they wared

The romans won

After plagiarizing ships

And out of vengeance

The general Hamilcar

Oathed his sons

This oath of blood

Was to never be a

Friend to Rome

After the army of carthage

Conquerd spain

They went to war

And the sun of Hamilcar

Hannibal crossed the alps

With his many elephants

And he surrounded the romans

And ransacked the

Italyan pennusual

And once the romans beat him

They fought carthage once again

And rubbed salt into the ground

And I saw the

Elder Gracchi

Make a name for his family

And his first son

Asked for a crown

And was killed

And his second son

Was killed for land reform

By a man disposed by his brother

That state of itlhy expanded into Greece

And north africa

Though they never reached Gaul

Until the time of

The first man of the senate

Julius Caesar

He Created a triumvirate

With Pompey and


He then brought his army

Across the rubicon

And he went to war

With his former ally

Pompey magnus

And Pompey and the senate

Fled to greece

But caesar chased them

And Pompey fled to Egypt

But was betrayed by the

Boy King Ptolemy the 13th

And in return

Ceaser deposed him and

Placed his sister on the throne

And caesar was in love

With the sister he placed on the throne


And then

He got his

Fore triumphs

One for Gaul,

One for Egypt,

One for Pontus,

One for Numidia

And once he returned to Rome

He was killed in the teater of Pompey

By Brutus And Cassius

And Once they left

Agustus killed them

With Antony

And Antony Became Egyption

And he married Cleopatra

And warred with Agustus

And he lost

And was killed by Agustus

Who became Emperor

And he Created many


And Art

North of this empire

Was a civilization

Of SeaFarers

And those of the mediterranean

Called them Barbarians

But they conducted trade.”

At this point in our evening

The Pub was closing

And I replied to this man

“You’re story is amazing

But terribly long

Shall we meet tomorrow?”


Replied the man

And I could barely wait.

The Next Day

Midway upon my life’s journey

I found myself in an Pub

To follow a friend’s plot once again

As me and him

Met at a bench

The barkeep strolled up to us

Although we saw nothing of him

For instead we came upon

Those of earth, and not of her nations

Sitting next to us

But at this point

My guide, the one of man lives

Was Eager

To tell this story

So he began

“Last we left

My good man

I had travelled to Hyperborea

Although, I missed something yesterday

A Question

That I’ve been asking myself for millenia

Could the Republic

Founded by Collatinus

Survived into the first millenia

But now I should say

I see strings between the republic of Rome

And the Republic of America

For they both

Have an empire

But no Emperor

I encountered those

Primitive peoples

Of the ship

I saw their pantheon

Although it was wrong

But I saw why they believed

In Vingthor of lightning

Woden of the ravens

And Tiw of war”

At these words

I saw the one of ridiculous stories

Become interested

My companion continued

“I saw Aurelian

Quell the palmyrene

And the Gallic empires

I was with Diocletian

When he quieted the West

With a Tetrarchy

I saw great

Constantine create

A city of Byzantine books

One that would preserve

The myth of the battles

Waged in the country of Piram

And may of the

Other histories

Of men and war

And I viewed that same

Soul Codify belief in Christ

Throughout his empire

But the west would fall

To those barbarians

The Galls and Germans

Those Vandals

Sacked The city of Romulus

But they wouldn’t keep it

The Ostrogoths

Captured Rome

And they kept it

And once the west fell,

A swine herd,

Became emperor Justin

But his niece

Justinian controlled

His uncles policy

Justinian married an

Actress named Theodora

And they ruled beautifuly

Justinian sent


A great general

To reconquer the West

And he was successful

In sizing Rome

Amd he reformed the

Tax code

And the people were prosperous

Then I travelled

North to

The land of Denmark

I worked on the first Longship

And helped raid

Lindisfarne abbey

I was the man

Who composed the epic of Beowulf

Though I didn’t want to attach my name

Then I sailed east

And I was made king

Of the Rus

Those men along the Dnieper

My subjects

Created Rusland

And once I had lived one

Lifetime as a king

I went south

To Miklagard

That city of Constantine

And traded with the merchants

I also was among the Varangian Guard

To the Emperor of the East

For Three lifetimes

After this, for the first time in my life

I travelled east, to the Tang

I helped invent Gunpowder

Then I travelled west once again

And I became Pope

Although I couldn't reinstate the old Gods

I reintroduced the Works of

Homer, Livy, and Vergil

To the west”

At this point all the people

In this Pub

Were listening Intently

As his story

Enticed people

With the truth


The Pb was Closing

But i said

“My Great Guide

Should we make this journey

Longer today

They will throw s Out

Shall we meet overmorrow

At opening time?”

The man must have

Seen the faces around him

He replied

“Yes, Overmorrow is good”

And we all left.