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Below is the poem entitled THE ANICENT SPORT which was written by poet cherl dunn. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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In the ancient arena of the Gods sport,
Men and beast face off against death's final battle
To live or die.
The king of the wild lands, seeks freedoms calling,
He chokes at the rope of captivity, with the sharpened
Claws and jaws of death at his command.
Men heave to control him, to tame him, but he
Has tasted freedom's wind and roomed
 Without chains heavy yolk.
Deny yearnings bequest, for that which
Lies within his heart, a noble creature,
Once a king amongst the beasts, he must
Be free or die inside.
A sacred statue stands in the desert,
It symbolizes Egyptian power and
The sphinx the blending of lion and men,
Joined together in the arena of the gods,
Born to be free, are both in the kindred
Spirit, of the desire to live.

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  1. Date: 1/21/2014 10:53:00 PM
    I still agree and love this one.. a nice win...Linda

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 4:20:00 PM
    congrats on a fine win ...thanks for stopping by

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Nice take on the interpretation and congratulations on the win, Cherl

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 7:06:00 PM
    oh, Cherl I miss you, and tonight I will return to my normal self. I posted a blog, with the true reason I avoided all my poetic friends. Please stop by and read my blog. I'm looking forward in reading your poems...I truly miss your talent. .hugs...Linda

  1. Date: 11/22/2013 4:50:00 PM
    Cheryl, wow.. What a sport. God's like gladiators.. Fighting epic battles. I can imagine all the entertainment going on.. I wonder who they were really pleased... Enjoyed... Linda

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 10:19:00 PM
    Another great write , loved it!

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 5:01:00 PM
    A rough picture to work with, good job! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 3:28:00 PM
    Nice work! :) Cindy

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 9:13:00 PM
    very good write ....I did one titled deadly wishes

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 9:09:00 PM
    cherl. I think you did a fantastic job with this theme. It is one that I have not even dared to attempt. Good for you. Yours is one of the best I have read for this contest.