A Nameless Slave - A Roman Boy Child Trapped in the Slave Machine.

Boy that Took Down an Empire

 

Mood Music - Battle Background

The sweat stung his eyes. He squinted against the glaring sun.

Barely twelve, he was strong, but this day was far from done.

His tanned skin itched under the coat of blood glued grime.

His hair reeked with gore and fluids mixed to a putrid slime.

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The thumping heart in his bony chest pounded to the sound of the merciless crowd.

The slaughter was heating up. Men and women alike madly stood and cheered aloud.

The first death blow was dealt to a runaway slave. Her head now from her body parted.

The crowd thundered approval knowing after this the good fights would soon be started.

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The boy sprang to life running into the strewn bodies as the signal was given.

He grabbed the nearest foot of a not yet dead woman and pulled as if whip driven.

He had learned long ago to be fast or else feel the stinging bite of the lash himself.

As first for the convicts, then the slaves, so too for him there would be no help.


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He must do his duties no matter what they were. He must be right and fast every time.

He could ill afford the meals that surely would be denied if he failed what was assigned.

That was assuming he survived the inevitable beating.

No guarantees through that death would he be cheating.

~

Yanking the almost corpse with every ounce of his might,

his mind no longer registered the horrors of this plight.

Weeping, freezing up, and other childlike things born of fright

were luxuries lost to a child when the price could be his life.

~

Drop the woman and dash out among the slain again… Heave, pull as hard as you can.

Grip vice tight, sweat and blood make slick. Thank the Gods, this time a smallish man.

By the time he got back into the chute with the body, the gladiators were coming in.

Maybe they saw that he was not the last to return he imagined with an almost grin.


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That was the way. He had thought it every night for years it seemed.

That was the way to get the freedom he so longed for and dreamed.

He barely remember his family at all, but his one vividly clear memory was of loss.

His father’s defiantly screamed words when nailed to a rough hewn Roman cross.

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“Freedom is what we are born with! It is not something you can take! We will rise…”

Those words rang each night, turning into screams long before his father’s actual demise.

His mother, sisters and he were forced by the Romans to watch for two agonizing days

while they camped, gathering villagers that got away, as they put it, “rounding up strays.”

~

He saw his father’s last rapt breath, painfully gasped,

a gurgled desperate plea for air, a death rattle rasped.

He stared up at the dying man looking for answers, for a way to set him free.

But, he could not. The very last thing his father ever was in this world to see

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were his grubby hands, bloody from one who had been so fresh and new.

The one whose eyes his father would no longer, not ever again, stare into.

His baby sister, broken. The guard threw her on a rock. She had cried too loud.

Throwing his soldier’s red garbed weight about, he stood looking so very proud.


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Every night since, as any good son would, he fantasized of killing all the guards,

of avenging, slaughtering, reeking bloody vengeance like was told of by the bards.

The reality of being a boy in the Roman slavery machine was his morning wake up call.

So he determined from the start to survive, to grow, to one day, somehow, see them fall.

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Hades’ piss! That was the signal and several boys had already beat him out of the chute.

He hauled his skinny bones as fast as his legs would churn. Damn, he really had to scoot!

His standing with the other boys was ever fluid. He could ill afford to drop in the ranks.

The lowest standing of boys at night were little more than holes for fun served on shanks.

~

He would not think of it. He would be lightening fast, no load too heavy for him to haul.

Great, this time it was parts, less energy to carry, two arms and a leg. Watch it don’t fall!

The sands were already getting slippery with blood and gore.

The sun was barely past mid day… So much more yet in store.


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Why is it that gladiators are currently all the rage?

Perhaps it is because they are the reflection of the violence, corruption and desperation that lies at the heart of our own culture.

Power plays, maneuvering, corruption, gratuitous violence and sex!

While the action and drama contained here outdo any soap opera ever thought up in the minds of Hollywood, it actually has a plot, with many subplots. The show transports one back into the days of Gods being old and man being new, a time when all roads led to Rome.

This one was a blockbuster!


Here is yet another example of the brutality of the period intertwined with the political intrigue, lasciviousness, excess, plots within plots and social climbing taken to the level of an Olympic sport.


For all out brutal and full on in your face fight scenes, you can't beat this series. The eye candy is of a stellar quality as well be you looking at it from the perspective of either sex. It's one of the most original series around.

Nature or Nurture? What makes a good gladiator?

What quality do you think is most important for a gladiator?

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epigramman 5 years ago

....now is just the kind of epic writing that you are so famous for - and what a poetic storyteller you are - the epi-man read this all the way through with his mouth open and I do believe his jaw was laying ontop of his running shoes - lol - not too many people do what you do here at the Hub - hold on hold on - let me rephrase that - no one does what you do!!!!! epic and hubawesome!


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Drax 5 years ago from NYC....

this is excellent... :-)


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Brilliant read, I really enjoyed this and it was easy to soak up the atmosphere. Glad I stopped by.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Epigramman ~ Dearest Epi, you are too kind dear Sir. Thank you for your comments. You always give me the juice to try to write yet again. God bless you.

Drax ~ Thanks bunches :)

Thebluestar ~ Thank you very much. Happy hubbing!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

I haven't been able to follow many hubs for some time and I've missed you! Your view is unique and this choice of subjects is surprising, but seems especially timely. Good work, as always!


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Nellieanna ~ We must by in sync as I have not been here near as much as I would like recently either. Thank you so much for your always kind words. I have missed you too and many of the dear people here. God bless.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Well - as Scarlett said, "After all - tomorrow IS another day!" :-)


MrDSpade2 5 years ago

Wow, brilliant writing, making me wanna work harder on what i write, well done, poetvix.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Nellieanna ~ True :) And thank the good lord for it!

MrDSpade2 ~ Aw, thank you very much. I eagerly look forward to reading more of your dark tales.


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SkiFACE 5 years ago from The Underworld, A.R.D. (A Robbers Dream)

Well poetvix, i don't know if you checked out my burning death 8 hub yet, if dark tales is what your looking for, is what spade would probably say..


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

SkiFACE ~ Thank you sir for the tip. Can't wait to read it as I have read some of the earlier Burning Death hubs... wickedly yummy they were.


Aka Professor M 5 years ago

Like the Epigramman wrote in his comment, the way you form this Ballad is exceptional, Poetvix. I thoroughly enjoy the descriptive passages and the emotional involvement devoted to the buildup of each successive verses.

The hub stands on the words alone, for me. The videos and the pictures only provide more window dressing for your creativity. Looking forward to the next part!

Great Job, Poetvix!

Regards Aka Professor M (Mike!) ;D


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Professor M ~ Thank you very much for your truly kind words. You have inspired me to work on the continuation and for that I thank you too. Happy hubbing!


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samiaali 5 years ago

This is great poetvix! I love gladiator poems. This is a real ballad! :)


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Samiaali ~ Thank you! This is the first gladiator anything I have ever done. I was never really into them until I watched the Starz show Spartacus Blood and Sand. Love that show!!

Happing Hubbing and bless you.


JadedLove 5 years ago

"The one whose eyes his father would no longer or ever again stare into.

His baby sister, broken. The guard threw her on a rock. She had cried too loud.

Throwing his soldier’s red garbed weight about, he stood looking so very proud."

I love these words. So beautifully constructed in a light where even i can see.

J Love


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

JadedLove ~ Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad the imagery was visible to you though I must say even though I wrote it, the imagery saddens me. While this is purely fictional, such did happen frequently during the time period this is set. Such brutality, such pain and suffering is a marker of the time and culture. A culture we modeled much of our own upon... doesn't that beg some leading questions?

Happy hubbing!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, how do you do it? lol you make these epic stories so real, and yet you manage to write them in poetry? Wow! all the way through I was thinking, 'Spartacus' I love that film, haven't seen the series, and it was the first one to come to mind. then I saw your video! great film, and this was even greater, loved it! cheers nell


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

I loved the original 'Spartacus' too! You should watch the new series both 'Blood and Sand' and 'Gods of the Arena'. They are action packed, full of intrigue, politics, the back stabbing of a soap opera, and more eye candy than you can shake a stick at.

Thank you so much Nell for your kind comments and visiting my young gladiator here. God bless.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

This was amazing, I simply love the story that you are weaving here, your writing always pulls me in and this is no expectations.

many lines brings this to life, your imagery simply breathtaking I have to vote it up and up ...


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow.... you have done a great job here. Thanks for writing this and share with us. Rated up!

Prasetio


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Nighthag ~ Thank you so much for your always kind and encouraging words, and oh yes for your vote too! I love to read your dark tales and admit having been inspired by you more than once.

Prasetio30 ~ :) It's great to see you! Thank you for you comment and your rating. Big time!


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Mystique1957 5 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Extraordinary... filled with intensity and mastery!

Love your quill, dear!

Rated up and beautiful!

Warmest hugs and infinite heavenly blessings,

Al


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Mystique 1957 ~ Thank you so much for your kind words. You have made my day. Bless you and happy hubbing!


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spotlight19 5 years ago from California

These stories remind me of what victory is all about.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Spotlight19 ~ Yes, can there be anything worth fighting for more than freedom?

Happy hubbing!


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

Wow I just want to say you are indeed a story-teller hit Freakin awesome and Freakin Voted up...


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Frank ~ Thank you very much. I love to tell stories. One day, if I get my wish, I will be able to finish one that doesn't rhyme. Happy hubbing!


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Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

This is pretty intense. I've never thought much about gladiators, but this really painted an even more disturbing image of than I already had. Excellent writing.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Bud ~ Thanks for dropping and for your kind comment. God bless.


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Nefarious_Misery 5 years ago from on the move

Brutal. I do so love your work. With every piece I read my awe of you grows greater.

Voted up and amazing if there were such a button. So Awesome it will have to be.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Nefarious Misery ~ I think the word brutal is an excellent summation of the period. Again, I can't help but think on the similarities between that time and our own. I very much appreciate your taking the time to read and comment. Happy hubbing!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

One of the enlightened qualities of man is the ability to overcome an adverse enviromen,so elegantly versed here poetvix!;))


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Considering the current state of our globally adverse environment what with all the crazy weather occurrences, economies teetering on the brink, war, division and corruption, I think that quality is about to be tested as never before. May it serve us well because if it doesn‘t I don‘t think we will be around to complain.

Thank you for dropping by and for your thought provoking and kind comment.


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mcrawford76 5 years ago from Greeley, Colorado

Amazing piece! You should turn that into a book.

Voted up and AWESOME!!


fashion 5 years ago

Great hub.You wrote it very well.Your choice of subjects is surprising.Great job here.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Mrcrawford - Thank you very much. At this point, I would be really happy just to finish the second installment which has been stalled on the same line for weeks! God bless and happy hubbing!

Fashion - Love that name! Thanks bunches for dropping in and commenting so nicely. Peace.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

PV,

great poetry- I just figured out you are reall quite the modern equivalent of a "ye olde bard writer-type".

TH


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Tom ~ Thank you for saying "great" :).

As for the "ye olde bard"... I wish! I love stories written in that style. I know, my inner geek is showing, but they are so rich, so full of intrigue and subplots and side plots and depth and just totally rock!

God bless and happy hubbing!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I've loved Spartacus ever since I saw Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis and Sir Laurence Oliver offer great performances in that rendition. Since then it has become more brutal and bloody, humans have become no less blood thirsty than they were 2000 years ago.

The evil of man has not changed over time nor will it ever until the end of time. Beautifully written, you certainly grabbed my attention from the first sentence. Bravo, well done.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Saddlerider ~ Sadly, I have to agree with your assessment as to the "evil of man". It has gotten worse, on every level. At least in the days of the gladiators things were out in the open. Now the masters are corporations that have become so large as to span the globe, corruption in government to rival the times of the Romans, if not surpass, and a brainwashed, it's raining unicorns, apathetic populace that sits back and allows the loosely veiled economic and governmental tyranny we all live under to grow.

Thanks for the read and God bless.


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Inkwell780 5 years ago from Cleveland, OH.

It has been a while hasn't it? I can see you still have such magic with that pen. I am very happy to see you are thriving... No surprise though as you always had the story teller's knack. Take care Rhonda,... Matt.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Inkwell ~ Indeed, it has. Thanks for stopping in and commenting. God bless you, Matt.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

PV,

Your inner geek is just agreeing with my outer geek- so It does not seem as geeky to me I truly believe I was alive in some form back in the "days of yore" as in HS English I was the only one who doth thouroughly enjoyed chaucer N WShakespeare- I also ws one of the only kids who could effectively read the original Tom Sawyer - not the new PC junk- WELL i DWELL UPON SIMPLER TIMES TO OFT THEY WERE NOT AS SIMPLE AS WE REMEMBER.

TH


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Tom ~ Chaucer rules! I hear you. I think things seemed simpler then too, but then I too suspect that's just nostalgia for a bye gone era talking.

There is nothing to compare with getting lost in a good story. Movies are great, but, to me, nothing beats the movie that plays out in your head when immersed in another world.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

PV,

Ya I have troubles reading with one eye and degraded vision- It too bad because I used to trad more thanI do now...:(

TH


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Nat Amaral 5 years ago from BC Canada

Good work! There is so much truth to this poem. I used to be friends with so many who are homeless. Fortunely, some of them are getting off the streets. This is uplifting to me because there is always a why to make a change in your life. :)


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Nat ~ Thanks bunches commenting. I'm so glad you found something uplifting here. Homelessness has become blight on the field of our nation that will only grow in the coming days if we do not act now to reign in those in power and bring them under some semblance of working in the best interest of the people.


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htodd 5 years ago from United States

Great post..Thanks


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

htodd~ Thank you for saying. God bless and happy hubbing!


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writerjay 5 years ago from Bellingham, WA

Kept me captivated all the way - thank you...


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Writerjay ~ Thank you! Have the bestest hubtastic day.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

PV,

"bestest hubtastic day" oure awesome I thought i was the only one to wish folks that !!!!

or should I say - you sound like me.. sorry - you must have dire ussues *tee-hee*

TH


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

You opened my mind & poured sentiments caged in the heart of a roman slave.

Those experiences is enough to make the sky rain blood.

My heart leaps for joy knowing that in the face of these odds, survivors emerge.

You ve taken my mind to a journey far far away. Thanks so much


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Ubanichijioke ~ Thank you so much for reading my little twisted tale. Thank you even more for saying "a journey far far away" for as a child that's what stories did for me. They took me far away to beautiful and interesting places where I could be anyone for a while. God bless and happy hubbing!


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Fantastic descriptions and Gladiator story here poetvix-very good. If you'd like to see something a little different key-in 'Sign of the Cross' the coliseum part on the U-Tube.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Alastar ~ Thank you for your kind comment. I love "different" so I shall be en route to said video post haste.


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Let me know how you liked the Amazons vs the Height-Challenged.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Alastar ~ :( I'm not finding it. I'm getting a lot of really sick stuffs by Cecil B. DeMille, religious stuffs and, of all things, Iron Maiden which is cool considering they were the first rock concert I ever saw. Can you throw up a link? Please? :)


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

A gladiator should have good underwear.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Micky ~ And several spare pairs too I would think!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.


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shoaibgmail 5 years ago

Quite intense and serious hub good to read about all this info..


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Shoaibgmail ~ Thank you. Happy hubbing.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Do you think the world was more brutal then than now? I wonder, really - most would say that today's world is not so brutal. . . .but I wonder.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Todd ~ I think I have to lean towards the side of the world being more brutal now. Then, yea, you could get chopped down easy as pie. Whole villages could and did, whole peoples, races, and nation states unto themselves. But now, one F - up with a super bug and the whole planet, for all intents and purposes, is toast. And who funds the research that builds such bugs? That's right our good old, very own, ooberment that's who. (Not a typo by the way, it’s my new word of the day).

And what about the wars now, the weapons of mass destruction and I don't just mean the massive nukes. We take out folks on a scale a little larger.

Maybe we are not more brutal per say, but perhaps it would be better to say we are better at being brutal.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. God bless.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

If the world and we that are in it now last long enough to grow old - then I'm certain that the USA will go down as being every bit as brutal and corrupt as the Nazis - simply for our total disregard for the poor of the world, and how we've not just poisoned Arabia with depleted uranium munitions - but how our corporate overlords poisoned our own military with depleted uranium . . . .so that they could destroy the middle classes, and create an elite/slave class society. . . But I'm always hoping that I'm wrong. . .it's just that it's rare that I am about some kinds of things.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Todd ~ I would like nothing better than to argue with you. Sadly, I can't for you make excellent points. Keep hope alive. Somehow, through the concentrated efforts of our ooberment to the contrary, we the people, may actually find a way to up and save our collective asses. That is my prayer anyway, with God's help.


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Such an epic poem, it is amazing!

When I first clicked on the hub I was assuming it would be a story considering there is a part 2 but this was a wonderful and brilliant surprise.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

QudsiaP1 ~ Thank you for reading and for your kind words. Happy hubbing!


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seicheprey 5 years ago

"We who are about to die salute you!" Ah, the glory and splendor of Rome. Well done.:) Looking forward to reading the second.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Seicheprey ~ Lol. Now I have ACDC's For Those About To Rock playing in my head. Thank you for reading and for your kind comment. God bless.


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makusr 5 years ago from India

Dear Poetvix,

Epic writers are difficult to come

If you don't believe go find out some

Story-telling has become a lost art,

It becomes quite difficult to narrate each part.

Drama and emotions are difficult to mix,

Unless your name is Poetvix.

Great poem. To engage reader for so long requires mastery over craft. Great story, nicely told. Voted up!

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Makusr ~ Oh my goodness, you do say the sweetest things! Thank you so much for your kindness. God bless and keep you and may you have a hubtastic day.


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DIY Backlinks 5 years ago

Really good hub. Nice poem.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

DIY Backlinks ~ Thank you! Happy hubbing!


naturalsolutions 5 years ago

I wonder how those words comes to someones mind. Cause it is definitely great and inspiring words. Reading it is like taking a lot of brilliant words. You should be proud of your hub.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Naturalsolutions ~ Thanks bunches. I do like this one. I will be glad to get time to finish it. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Excellent write up but quite amazing.All the same, nice work of art which i so much enjoyed reading from.


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Sun-Girl ~ Thank you for the very kind words and the time. God bless!


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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

Hi Vix. Great and vivid write creating a fine well developed character. You ROCK! Sorry it took so long to find this story. Thanks for the promo for Euan. Deadlines at work and life have postponed the next chapter until after Christmas. Have a Merry,Merry and a cherry, cherry. If 2012 be the last, let us live it and love it with gusto.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Sligobay ~ Thank you! Euan is one of the best stories I have read here bar none and that's really saying something. I so get the too busy thing. I have barely been around for months due to work myself. I'm on Christmas vacation now and trying to make up for lost time.

Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend. I don't know what 2012 will bring, but I do know it's going to be action packed for sure. May we all survive it, prosper and learn something along the way. God bless!


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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

Merry Christmas, Vix, to you and yours. I had to sneak in a Christmas Hub about Santa. Live every day as if it were your last.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Sligobay ~ And to you and yours as well. We should live every day as if it were our last. I don't know what kind of music you like, but with that thought in mind... This song is for you. I hope you like it for it sends that exact message.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maINUv2H8A0


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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

Great lyrics and tune. Thank you.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

You're most welcome and might I say you make a fine figure of a Santa :).


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goego 4 years ago from Loserland

now this is hard to do... great writing and visuals, mine are just choppy thoughts with a few songs hidden, a scratchpad of life I guess


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goego 4 years ago from Loserland

13th voter... 77% Intelligence leaves only 8% for Charisma

8% for Luck and 8% Speed...0% for Brute strength


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Goego ~ Thank you very much for your kind words. "Mine are just choppy thoughts"... that's how all of mine start out and most end up :). Stick around the Hubs, something about being here makes things and people grow, its a side effect I think. God bless you and happy hubbing.

Yea, I have to admit, I voted too. I always vote one time in each of my polls and my vote was cast for intelligence as well. The mind is a muscle too. It's the most valuable one any of us have.


Phoebe Pike 4 years ago

Skillfully written and kept me on the edge of my office chair until I leaned a little too much and actually fell out of seat...


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Phoebe ~ Oh Lord, I'm sorry. I have done the same. It's not fun and I usually land on the dog :(.

Thank you for taking the time to read and leaving such a kind comment. God bless you and happy hubbing.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Well of course it's intelligence. Well done and I shall get directly to the question. How many books have you completed so far?

Not that you have to but from all that I have seen so fat , to me it signals that direction.

Great write I started following those light blue highlights , but stopped. lol

You have my vote for future book write if you have not already.one by one I will eventually conquer.

Bless.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Sky ~ Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This is the second time today you have made me smile. I have never written a book, or anything really other than what's here on Hubpagses and some other short poems, and of course papers required in school. I'm a want to be and that's OK. I enjoy it but I'm no where near a pro. I think my content is fair, plot twist pretty good and characters OK, but my technical skills are weak. I would like to be someday though. There never seems to be enough time. One day, if it's meant to be it will be. Thank you again for your kind words and your encouragement. It means a lot, more than I can say. God bless you each and every day as I know he already has and will continue to do.


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Leptirela 4 years ago from I don't know half the time

This should definatele be in a book somewhere .

I believe every poet/writer has his voice

and yours is beautiful in such a unique way, you have

a gift I just don't know I f I know the words to describe it

in a comment box without thinking way too long.

I am happy that I have found you.

VOTE UP , Awesome, Beautiful, Interesting


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Leptirela ~ Thank you so much for your kind comments and vote. You are a sweety and I really do appreciate it. God bless you and happy,happy hubbing!

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