Sonnets from Suburbia: Chicken Caesar

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Chicken Caesar

A Chicken Caesar’s not a name that’s earned

By any stretch of reason for a man

Who brutally was murdered when he turned

His back on Brutus and his evil plan.

Betrayal’s not a cause to name a salad

Especially one accompanied with fowl

Denoting cowardice.  Let’s choose a ballad

In minor key to sing with mournful howl.

For shame this man’s namesake’s part of a diet

That’s ordered when we’re longing to grow slim.

The Ides of March did cause a hateful riot.

I came to bury Caesar, not to eat him.

O’ try to honor him and cry, “All Hail!”

And if his mem’ries dear please hold the kale.


  • Lady Penelope

    Penny Peyser, aka “Lady Penelope” is an actress / writer / documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Her sonnets have been published in Defenestration , Blood & Bourbon, Page & Spine and Chantwood Magazine among others. Highlights from her acting career include The Hot l Baltimore original production at Circle in the Square, the films All the President’s Men, The InLaws, The Frisco Kid and TV series Rich Man, Poor Man II, The Tony Randall Show, Crazy Like a Fox and Knots Landing. Please visit for all links and to learn about her documentaries Trying to Get Good and Stillpoint. And now Penny Peyser has gathered all of her sonnets into a new book, “Sonnets from Suburbia: More Candles Than Cake”. It is a work of pure genius!

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