“You are only a man” he heard as cheers, flower petals and glory rained down upon him making his triumphal march into the city. “You are only a man” he heard returning from another victory. I have martialed the death of thousands, gave earth her share of blood drink. “Yes I am only a man.”
© M Durfee
55 words of the entirety of human history compiled for G-man. Of course other mass killers have found wider adoration than a Roman General, same story though just written in larger graveyards.