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Gladiator's Lament

I’m sorry my friend. It all has to end right here. I must plunge my sword. The emperor’s thumb with his decision points down. He will not spare you. You are on the ground. My sword’s pointed at your heart. I shall move quickly.

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  1. Date: 6/7/2012 5:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the Amy's contest Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 8:33:00 PM
    Wonderful how you put this in first person and showed the compassion they must have had for one another. Congrats on your awesome win, Robert.

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 6:57:00 PM
    ROBERT Congratulations with your wonderful win, In AMY GREEN'S contest. take care;-) ~ Always PD

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 6:20:00 PM
    horrid as it truely was! Congrad's on your big win Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 5:52:00 PM
    Wonderful piece,Robert..Great job...Congrats on your win....

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 5:11:00 PM
    This is as powerful as a first person historical write can be....heart pounding in sheer anticipation! Purely awesome, Robert. You are one of my favs! Best to u, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 4:51:00 PM
    Mercy for the brave fighter - well done. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 3:13:00 PM
    Robert well done good luck for the contest..David