Michelangelo Gets Caught

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The lesser-known story of the painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel


Michelangelo Gets Caught

By Elton Camp

Michelangelo preferred sculpture to paint
Pope Julius said, “To get by you can’t.”

For I want you to clearly understand
To decorate that ceiling, I demand

Michelangelo knew he had to do it
Thus he quickly got right on to it

When the Pope went out of town
Michelangelo started to stall around

Julius decided to see what took so long
He saw Michelangelo doing it wrong

Painting by numbers was his plan
The Pope cried, “Man, oh man!”

“This had better turn out well
Or I will assign you down to hell”

At that the artist began to quake
And his legs to violently shake

So Julius’ anger would cease
Michelangelo did a masterpiece


Submitted: January 26, 2014

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