LIVING IN TERRA INCOGNITA

Seeing a list of Latin words, I was intrigued by the possibility of writing a tale. The words follow the poem, and a translation follows them. I added 2 phrases to the original list. Enjoy. Give yourself bonus points if you know the Latin words. I only knew the meanings of some.
 
LIVING IN TERRA INCOGNITA
 
HABEAS CORPUS? No…
ERGO…AD HOC,
I hide my meaning, but in plain sight…
PER SE, an undistinguished group
CIRCA the time they were assembled
We found ourselves in TERRA INCOGNITA
IPSO FACTO of who they are…
CARPE DIEM…we must
The STATUS QUO can’t remain
DE FACTO…their dishonesty
Caught IN FLAGRANTE DELICTO
From the ringleade, ET CETERA
Expect no MEA CULPA pleading…
VOX POPULI will be heard
It will be PRO BONO, of course
You must remember…E PLURIBUS UNUM
Our union must be saved
 
© 2018 Robert Mihaly
 
AD HOC
For this purpose only
 
CARPE DIEM
Seize the day
 
CIRCA
Around, approximately
 
DE FACTO
From the fact
 
ERGO
Therefore
 
ET CETERA
And the others
 
IN FLAGRANTE DELICTO
In the act of committing a crime
 
IPSO FACTO
By that very fact
 
MEA CULPA
My fault
 
PER SE
Through itself
 
PRO BONO
Done without charge
 
STATUS QUO
Existing state of affairs
 
TERRA INCOGNITA
Unknown land
 
VOX POPULI
The voice of the people
 
HABEAS CORPUS
You have the body
 
E PLURIBUS UNUM
Out of many, one
 
 
LIVING IN UNKNOWN LAND
 
You have the body? No…
Therefore…for this purpose only, 
I hide my meaning, but in plain sight…
Through itself, an undistinguished group
Around the time they were assembled
We found ourselves in unknown land
By that very fact of who they are
Seize the day…we must
The existing state of affairs can’t remain
From the fact…their dishonesty
Caught in the act of committing a crime
From the ringleader and the others
Expect no “My fault” pleading…
The voice of the people will be heard
It will be done without charge, of course
You must remember…out of many, one
Our union must be saved
 
© 2018 Robert Mihaly
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2 comments

  1. Hemendra Dibaakor · March 14

    Amazing..🖤👏

    Liked by 1 person

    • artifiswords · March 14

      Thank you. I did something similar awhile ago with a list of words…this list intrigued me. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

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