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The Roman Colosseum

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The Roman Colosseum

The Colosseum
Pinnacle of achievement
In engineering and architecture
Of the
Roman Empire
A symbol of might 
Where triumphs were celebrated
The masses (50,000 of them)
Entertained often brutally
Through Gladiatory Contests (ancient MMA)
Re enactments of battles (?propaganda)
Feeding the Christians 
To The Lions (?paranoia)
And strangely
Theatre (?classical mythical propaganda)

The Empire did Fall
But the Colosseum
Can Still Be Seen
Nothing but a shell 
And a lesson to us all

Change is inevitable
And all Things
Have a 
Beginning
And an
End

© 2013 Rick Zablocki

For PD's 7 Wonders Contest

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  1. Date: 5/2/2013 4:41:00 PM
    Congratulations rick...great poem and another great..horse!!

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 5:55:00 PM
    Great winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 9:32:00 PM
    Rick, thank you for the wonderful poem and stunning imagery in my "7 wonders of the world contest." CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for the support. Take Care & Good Night ;-) ~LINDA

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:35:00 PM
    Very neat! Congrats. -Jeremy

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Rick, congrats with your 7 wonder poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Excellent poem to the Colosseum, Rick, enjoyed it, congratulations

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 1:03:00 PM
    Knowing people fought for sport here like that gives me cold chills...well done...congratulations

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 11:38:00 AM
    Big Congrats Zablocki on your win ~A.O

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 1:18:00 PM
    Rick, This is very well scribed allowing the reader to contemplate the historical value and feel the punch of metaphor at the end

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 3:38:00 PM
    nicely penned Rick...best wishes