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Below is the poem entitled I CHOOSE DEATH which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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today, I choose death Caesar, behold true courage this trained slave salutes no gods my shield will not lift citizens, you are cowards the bravest fight Fortuna no barbarian never a mere murmillo more than beast or spectacle my heart hammers peace come, combatant, spill my blood one sword will know gore no more
About this poem Most gladiators were not freemen, but slaves, treated like cattle, used like chess pieces. Julius Caesar owned over 300 gladiators and enjoyed the bloodsport. The gladiator games would open with “Those who are about to die salute you”. Fortuna is the Roman goddess of fate and luck, good and bad. A murmillo is a type of gladiator.

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  1. Date: 8/8/2012 6:50:00 PM
    hmm somebody wrote another poem OFF your stuff LOL I wonder who and which poem?? hmmmmmmm

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 9:36:00 AM
    Giiirrrrrrrllll!!! you got this thang goin on here! lol!! I adore your perspective!!! this is politically activistic....I love it!!!!! winning wishes ya, bunches, deb

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 7:40:00 AM
    Superb choka, sad nevertheless. Hope you get to see the Taj Mahal one day, its truly mesmerising. Surely will check out the Wikipedia link you sent. Thank you.

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 10:54:00 PM
    the poem takes me back, the movie the gladiator, and spaticus, i love both and i also like you kept true to the language too. You commited to your poem. This just wonderful. Ronny