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The Coliseum (standard:poetry, 90 words)
Author: kendall thomas Added: Mar 22 2008Views/Reads: 1528/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A monument to inhumanity.
 



Four stories 

filled with blood of 

centuries' infamy. 

The sword, 

holy scepter of man. 

. 

How short this journey 

‘cross the sand 

from the Gate of Life 

to the one beyond 

where Charon stands. 

. 

Surely you knew fear, 

young gladiator; 

yet marched 

in pomp acting like a man. 

. 

No doubt you wished to be 

with the abiding rabble 

who clapped their soft clean hands. 

. 

How long this monument endures 

is testament, I guess, 

to what the ages demand. 

. 

How many more must lapse, 

stone becoming sand? 


   


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