Salt and pepper making empiresThe condiments float
On oceans to Rome.
To keep their meat clean
To protect their health and hygiene.
On board were tusks and turtle shells
Cinnamon, Ebony, salt and pepper.
These exotic goods from India
Were paid in weight of gold and silver.
The lands of India are proving to be golden geese.
Reaffirming the Greek claims from previous centuries.
This trade between the empires
Made number of innovations higher.
Coast guards against pirates
New range of merchant fleet
Unseen harbour technologies
And a primitive form of police.
Slaves and mahouts from the subcontinent
Volunteered to steer the elephants
It's hard to see salt and pepper
As a mere kitchen member
After learning their past
They built empires. Caused downfalls.
(This is my TOW entry).