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Category: Funny Whimsical Poems
       Classic humorous and funny poems using whimsy. Humourosly quaint and fanciful, especially in an amusing way.

  LAY OF ANCIENT ROME  

Oh, the Roman was a rogue,
    He erat was, you bettum;
He ran his automobilus
    And smoked his cigarettum.
He wore a diamond studibus
    And elegant cravattum,
A maxima cum laude shirt
    And such a stylish hattum!

He loved the luscious hic-haec-hoc,
    And bet on games and equi;
At times he won at others though,
    He got it in the nequi;
He winked, (quo usque tandem?) at
    Puellas on the Forum,
And sometimes, too, he even made
    Those goo-goo oculorum!

He frequently was seen
    At combats gladiatorial
And ate enough to feed
    Ten boarders at Memorial;
He often went on sprees
    And said, on starting homus,
"Hic labour--opus est,
    Oh, where's my hic--hic--domus?"

Although he lived in Rome,--
    Of all the arts the middle--
He was, (excuse the phrase,)
    A horrid individ'l;
Ah, what a different thing
    Was the homo (dative, hominy)
Of far away B. C.
    From us of Anno Domini.

            Thomas R. Ybarra.


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