New Protector Of Rome
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In dense forest we stood to face our foe
German tribes defied our mighty empire
Ready we were to strike the final blow
Unleashing hell with arrows, sword, and fire.
Treachery made me a gladiator
They wanted blood and loved my fighting skill
My fate I blamed on this cruel dictator
Lucius Commodus I vowed to kill.
This world or next I would have my revenge
For wife and son so mercilessly slain
Games final day their deaths I would avenge
My chance had come to end this tyrant’s reign.
With sword I killed this hateful emperor
They appointed me as Rome’s protector.
Date written = January 4th 2019
Movie magic poetry contest
Name of movie= Gladiator
Character= Maximus Decimus Meridius.
Ending changed to Maximus surviving and becoming protector of Rome.
Copyright © Tom Cunningham | Year Posted 2019