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Gladiatorum

Ken Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll - Premium MemberPremium Member   Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Gladiatorum

Pandemonium fills the arena
the cries of the masses
echoes through the air like roaring lions...

Cheering to incite the favor
of the gods
while the elder nobles
wave in silent indignation...

The gladiators
face the emperor,

"Hail, Caesar
those who about to die salute you"

The emperor raising a finger,
"Fair you well"

Clash of shield and swords
protecting flowing wounds
prolonging their lives...

Blood flowing onto sand
red blood in the sun
forming putrid pools...

Gladiatorum
for the glory of empire
and you Caesar,
are you not entertained?
~ ~

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  1. Date: 12/16/2013 4:40:00 PM
    Hi Ken, now I'm glad I didn't miss this one. With this one you truly spark my imagination. The Dark Man can throw himself into each bloody scene. One thought in the mind, honour, no, life, yes. To live again until the next fight for life. The Romans were such a strange lot Ken. For all they wanted to do, they never got it right. To think your armies are invincible and you can do whatever you please, this is wrong. Really enjoyed Ken. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/16/2013 6:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Mike, Thanks for stopping by! Ken
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 1:57:00 AM
    A very interesting poem...

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/11/2013 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Bindu.. Ken
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 7:55:00 PM
    A graphic poem and nicely portrayed piece that takes us back to the old Roman days. At one moment I thought I was watching a movie.

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/6/2013 8:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Christine.. Ken
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 6:46:00 PM
    Humans are surly brutal aye? Good luck in the contest. Light & Love

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/3/2013 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the visit Debbie.. Ken
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 6:32:00 PM
    nice write Ken moving indeed

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/3/2013 6:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joseph! Ken
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:46:00 PM
    An engaging write my friend... kudos! Cheers, Jack

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/2/2013 5:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jack! Ken
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Great poem, Ken. You're so creative! JM

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/2/2013 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joseph! Ken
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 7:37:00 PM
    Ken, you gave me a front row ticket to witness the agonizing arena sacrifices presented to Caesar! A++

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/1/2013 7:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Chuck.. Ken
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Glad I didn't live during these days, I wouldn't have liked it...great writing Ken..

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/1/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna.. Ken
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 4:21:00 PM
    smashingly rendered with a bit of spicy sarcasm.. poweful, ken!..huggs

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/1/2013 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for stopping by Nette.. Ken
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 3:57:00 PM
    entertaining ken draws in the mind beautifully

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/1/2013 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Liam, Thank you my friend... Ken
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 3:17:00 PM
    AH..........reminds me of Russel Crow.......I LOVED movie. This poem depicts the insatiable desire of the masses for blood and gore........The emperor? For shame......Very vivid piece.

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you kindly Eileen! ken
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 3:13:00 PM
    Great write Ken. I enjoy reading about those wild days way back, and you have made a beautiful job of bringing it back, well done....peter

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Much appreciated Peter.. Ken
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 1:57:00 PM
    - Match with swords ... head rolling ... the blood gushing .... and they have a wonderful treat attitude ... - Much wrong today .... however, was it better before .... :) - Well written, Ken. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 12/1/2013 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne! Ken