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Gladiator's Remorse

full coliseum
lions roar in hot cages
my heart begins to beat fast

cages open wide
we run, but cannot escape
our bodies rot in the heat


*Written for Amy’s "Choka about a Chokehold" Contest

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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  1. Date: 6/7/2012 10:36:00 PM
    Talk about a true destiny! LOL- really good job on this, Carol. Thanks for entering my contest

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 5:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the Amy's contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 8:44:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Carolyn. Glad to see you doing these challenges and hope you are having a great week.

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 6:28:00 PM
    The most accurate use of the form!! Good on YOU! Congrad's on your big win Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 10:25:00 AM
    Hey you' I see that you have been able to keep the pen flowing good job, I'm not at full strength so I have missed replying to the members trying now to do that as I feel relatively good today considering, hope that this message finds you in good spirits and will be back to look at other poems you have posted. Hope and pray that your health is better Robert your friend always. God bless

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 4:27:00 AM
    Wow ! This is really great Carolyn ! I was right there running ! *smiles* I think that this is a great entry dear poet ! Have a beautiful week my dear friend ! Much to you, james

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 3:28:00 PM
    Second time around. Thanks for reading my short, short poetry. I just cannot get any wind up. Hope you are doing o.k. Think about you daily, and with love. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 2:40:00 PM
    Really riveting read Carolyn; well described here..! pleased to read Carolyn can you mail me as regards your last comment if you wish to know more about the contest!! or get someone else to mail me on your behalf.." did you check out my blog on the contest.? always yours Joe..

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 1:08:00 PM
    Few words Carolyn, but so excellent.- Wish you luck in contest. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 8:44:00 AM
    Dear Carolyn - This is just chilling. Loved reading it. Kathy

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 3:16:00 PM
    I am not familiar with this form... I shall have to look it up! A variant on the HAIKU, with 577/577 meter, so well composed here! A great title, and a wonderful piece!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 3:13:00 PM
    That is the way it was so they say..Reads like a winner..Good luck in the contest..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Feeling better?Sara

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 2:23:00 PM
    Smile ˜ From Reading Your Beauties Cata Of This Verse, My Dear Sweeet Beautiful Carolyn * I Can Truly & Sincerely Say That, At This Point In Life No Longer Know What Fear Is. * Albeit, One Day I May Know For A Blink Of An Eye What Agonizing Pain May Feel Like Physically? Smile, And As For Your Treasures Verse; Tis Not My Muse; But To Each Their Own & Yessss, I Do Find Love & Light Here * My Love, Forever; John!:) ˜

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 2:18:00 PM
    excellent write.....TAH

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 2:12:00 PM
    The beginning and THE END! Have you heard the lion's joy - gladiator. Love, daver