I’m the emperor look and see!
I burned Persepolis, twas me!
Unseated the Dali Lama, OK?
Needed to keep religion at bay
I’m the justice of all you see
Revolters all brought to one knee
My sword is righteousness, OK?
Live well, and learn how to obey
My troops all march in one line
Napoleon’s victories are all mine
I’m every commander that you know
Nowhere exists where I’ll not go
Alexander was not that great
Because he was no head of state
On Philip’s throne he marched on
Twas fame anyone could have done
I’ll show the world military might
I’ll attack China for the fight
With banners flying we’ll invade
Future centuries salute my parade!
Patrick Mackeown, July 2006
Picture by Victor Iglesias
Did you like my empire poem?
Will countries continue to fight wars to widen their influence until they become empires? Let me know what you think. You might also like to read my poem How To Start A War.