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  1. Date: 5/18/2012 11:49:00 AM

    any poem with tridents in it gets my highest rating! David! good work! jimbo

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 9:26:00 AM

    The last two lines summarise the flawless write. But how can such violence be a "game"? Anyway Good luck for the contest.

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 9:07:00 AM

    victory is sweet

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 8:53:00 AM

    Like this David, almost like being there, good luck with this wonderful entry. harry

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 4:24:00 AM

    action-packed with an ending that baffles!.. what a style , david... best of luck and huggs! :)

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 4:03:00 AM

    Oh the bloody games of Caesar- well done David very thought provoking, Brenda and thank you for your comment : )

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 1:19:00 PM

    Wowser,David! Im blown away by the details and emotions in this awesome write.Best wishes in the contest! Take Care,Arild

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 12:50:00 PM

    Excellent! Good luck in the contest. I've never written a choka...didn't know what one was until I saw the contest. I'm not even positive the one I entered is a choka at all.

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 9:17:00 AM

    Dear David - Death = freedom. Your last line is wonderful. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 8:19:00 AM

    Wow it was really deep and entertaining

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 7:44:00 AM

    Very entertaining..even reading this aloud gave me the chills..love it!!

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 5:47:00 AM

    Lovely written David. wish you luck in contest...hope for a win for you!!! - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 8:34:00 PM

    Oh, I really liked the humanity in this! You made me walk in gladiator shoes. So well done. Good luck in the contest. I hope this places high. Cyndi

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 8:14:00 PM

    Hey David...I think my female gladiator and your trident carrying gladiator outta battle it out here on the soup! .....hahahah....this is most excellent! Impressive flow and details! :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 6:37:00 PM

    Great work that reads like a winner for the contest..Very good work describing the Gladiator...Good luck in the contest..Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment..Sara

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 5:20:00 PM

    WOW, David, have you seen mine? That too is my theme. how death is his freedom. I was amazed to learn they lived very short lives and often fought less than a few times in their lives! Yours is GREAT. And also you used first person, a big plus.

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 3:26:00 PM

    Gladiator ink. Brilliant poetic piece.

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 12:01:00 PM

    I absolutely love this David, you have a vivid imagination, awesome stuff :) all the best for the contest, love Wilma

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 10:59:00 AM

    yikes! what a great ending! so emotional...Wonderful visulaization throughout :) fav poet :)

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 10:29:00 AM

    Great entry for the contest David! It made me visualize what Caesar was watching. I am glad you came out the winner - or did you? I like the line "death is his freedom"

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    Date: 5/16/2012 12:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hey Diana, I don't think I did....
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