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GLADIATOR [A POEM]

Updated on October 5, 2011


The Gladiator

by Alexander Thandi Ubani

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Look! A man
by his worth, he is blessed
worried of soul
but, strong at heart
delighting every soul

He is a child of honor

A bundle of gift
The light of many
The comforter of The afflicted
With his hands, strangulation Whispers


Awesome, built with strength
his fist molded with iron

fast, strong, bold & proud
intelligence is his father
glory his pride
determination eat his guts

he is a child of destiny
born for heroics
with blood he bathe
his heart at his back
survival is his only food

in the mind of a gladiator.

Copyright - Ubani Alexander Chijioke

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      I applaud your kind comment my Hikeguy. Thanks for the motivational words. Be blessed!

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      Bryce 5 years ago from Northern California Coast

      Good work -- vivid and moving. Glad you're here.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Dear lyricwriter, am fine. Thanks for those sweet & awesome comment. I am blessed having you around. Be blessed

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Ubanichijioke, you captured the title and subject so well on this one. Very strong words that define a gladiator inside and out. Votes up my friend. Hope all is well with you. Take care.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Dear Admiral, your words paint my face with smiles. I am glad you liked this poem and left me with such inspirational words. I salute you Sir.

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      Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines

      Wow! very powerful words you got here ubanichijioke. You perfectly defined the heart of a gladiator! Very nice indeed. Voted up and beautiful!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Dear Susie, you just blessed my soul with your kind words. I will live to remember this. My God Jehovah, will surely bless you and shower you with his abundance. Peace and joy along with prosperity will be your portion. Lots of love

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      SusieQ42 5 years ago

      It appears that the Lord has blessed you with talent. I believe that His hand is on your life. Thank you for sharing these mighty words.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      I am happy you could say that. Your words bring joy to my heart. Be blessed Sir tsmog. Be blessed

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Reading this several times I find courage and encouragement within the well placed words. Thanks Ubani

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      O! Gorgeous Sunnie, thank you so much. You re sweet.

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Ubani,

      Wonderful poem that has no choice but to reflect the writer himself.Thank you

      Sunnie

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Sir, your words ve made me well. Be blessed always. Have fun and best of wishes

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      Aka Professor M 6 years ago

      @UbaniChijioke: I sincerely thank you , kind sir, for your awesome blessing here, Ubani! By tying it to my imagination you have made it limitless because that is what mine truly is.

      Then to categorize it as "beyond" it becomes infinite by comparison! That being said, I wish for you that you are Blessed more that all the grains of sand on the Earth and more that Stars in the Universe.

      Regards Mike (Aka Professor M!) ;D

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Sir, i have many friends here on HP who have inspired me and continue to inspire me. To do something speciall for them will be a dream come true and writing a poem[ode] is on my mind.

      Kudos to you Prof, and all the lovely, sweet and wonderful friends on my mind. Be blessed beyond your imagination. Lots of love.

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      Aka Professor M 6 years ago

      Congratulations Ubani, on this excellently crafted hub in haiku form, sir. Witnessing the number of HubPage Lyrical Legends, who have made their appearance here on your hub is quite significant and telling.

      When you get the likes of Ken, the Saddlerider1, Colin the Epigramman, Maralexa, Mickey Dee, Chspublish, Makusr, Denise Handlon, and Eiddwen commenting in this fashion to you then sir, you have really arrived as a "Recognized Acclaimed Poet of Note".

      I humbly add my name to that august list, Ubani, as I too commend you for this fine hub, my friend! I Voted it up and Pushed the Buttons I felt appropriate!

      Regards Mike (Aka Professor M!) ;D

      you for this

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Dear Epi, i am just learning from you. You re the master of words. You always leave me a happy man. Peace and happiness shall always be your comforter. Bless you

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..from lover to fighter - you can do it all - and you can write so very well too .......

      lake erie time ontario canada 8:49pm

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks for the awesome comment. Well, my native tongue is ibo. English is a borrowed language but i think i love the language and have developed interest. Thanks for well written hub. I so much appreciate this wonderful comment. Bless you

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      mariefontaine 6 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

      "Intelligence is his father"... this sticks out from beyond all the lines in the piece with me. Is your native tongue English? Curious... I have a few friends that write in English but their native tongue is not English... your writing style is similar to theirs.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      As always, darknlovely. Your tongue is coated with sweetness. Thanks for that sweet comment. Bless you

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      from one poetry writer to next, love this

      and the images brought it to live vote up

      DL

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Well spoken from the mouth of a warrior himself, proven, tested and found worthy. Your input is most valued. You re the true hero of our time. Blessed you are, veteran.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Men must show their manhood, bravery about something at some stage. Yet- we're really boys. We'd like to see our moms and dads and... Great write.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Peace and blessings to you, Sire. I am most glad you could reckon the works of gladiators. They represent a great deal of determination, strength, valour and honor etc. They are quiet remarkable in all ramification, strong. You surely will make a famous gladiator. Blessed is you my Sire.

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Very well scribed my friend. You have the build yourself of a gladiator and the heart I'm certain of a Lion. You boldly step into an arena where no mortal man dares to go but only the strength and courage of a true gladiator.

      I am at your back to defend till death, yet death is swift and bloodied indeed, yet we die for the Emperor and his cohorts as they toss the dice and decide our fate with either thumbs up or turned down. We fall and die at the mercy of our god.

      This was very well written ubanichijioke, I truly enjoy your style. Peace and blessings my brother.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      To jujubee, i applaud your passion lovely one. You re destined for greatness.

      Dear ladyjojo, may peace and goodness along with prosperity always watch your back. You re awesome. Be blessed

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      ladyjojo 6 years ago

      ~~~Very nice poetry~~~

      Peace ;)

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      jujubees 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      wonderful imagery...descriptive..totally enjoyed your writing!!!!!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Dear Makusr, i agree with your words. The gladiator fights for survival. Your words is always a poet's delight. I am delighted for your kind comment. Be blessed

      dear Maralexa, as much as i write well you re most gifted and skilled writer i have met. I know that i have many things to learn from you. Be blessed

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      Marilyn Alexander 6 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      You write magnificently! I can feel a part of the gladiator's essence. up and beautiful.

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 6 years ago from India

      Ubanichijioke,

      You have summed the essence of the whole poem in just two lines.

      survival is his only food

      in the mind of a gladiator.

      That sir is the be all and end all of a gladiator. He doesn't kill out of hatred or revenge. That is his work. As always your poem is worth reading. Lots of Love,

      MAKUSR

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Every word from you Eiddwen is always a delight to my soul. You re most treasured. Remain ever blessed

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant work of art here Ubani.

      I am looking forward to following you on here, so here's to very many more hubs to share on here.

      I vote up.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      That's a heartfelt comment Denise. Gladiators have over the years exhibited strength and valor. I too love watching them. Be blessed

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Ubanichijioke-I used to love watching the tv show: the Gladiators because of those qualities you've mentioned in your response-the skill, strength, etc. My husband would laugh b/c it was such an unlikely tv show for me to watch. but, I would tell him I would like to compete like that, LOL Now, I am happy that I am going back to the gym and working out for myself. Have a great week.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Fascinating way of splashing me with motivation.

      Dear chspublish, your words are like the caress of a mother's touch, so special to an infant. Be blessed

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      chspublish 6 years ago from Ireland

      Probably repeating others' comments at this stage when I say...a great poem with inner working strength of line and choice of word and phrase, reflecting the gladiator's inner and outer strength. Fascinating choice of piece.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Yeah you got it so right. Gladiators were remarked for their great strenght, boldness, skill, fights, blood and survival. I just felt like capturing those thoughts and honor their courage. It isn't easy to be one! Denise, have a fantastic day. Have fun

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! Well written. I loved this poem-it reeked of strength and fate. I bookmarked it to read over again. Awesome!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      True talk Binaya, i love spartacus too. So thrilling, interesting and super hot. Spartacus was a great hero who rose out of oblivion to capture greatness and freedom. Lovely comment. Wish you all the best

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      Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

      Spartacus is my favorite show on television. I very much loved your imagery.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      My ladyfae, Am happy you brought out time to read this poem. Am pleased to have your kind comment. Be blessed.

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      LadyFae 6 years ago from Under the Stars

      Interesting poem. Thanks for sharing!!!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      to you Rob, my heart expression of thanks cannot be quantified. you are a dear friend that must be shown favor by the most high. be blessed.

      Sueswan, your worthy impact on my life can never be underestimated. you are full of strenght, gifts and reasoning. i most sincerely adore you. may God continue to show you favor. blessed is your soul

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Hi Ubani,

      Like the gladiator, this poem is awesome and full of strength.

      Have a good day.

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      Rob Winters 6 years ago

      Strong and thoughtfull work ubani,up & awesome from me :-)

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      The whisper, the lord de cross and The great Roy i must commend all of you for your kind and benevolent attitude and the parts you all have played to bring smile to my face and the hubpage community. I will continue to dwell on the many worthy advise and help you all render. I am most loyal. Peace to you all

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      Roy Perrin 6 years ago from Jacksonville, NC

      Ubani, your comments are as lacy as your hubs. keep up the good work.

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      Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

      Ubani. You could've been a King in your own kind and time. But here as writer we will deliver all kind of feelings as our Creator commended it to us. God bless!

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      TheWhisper 6 years ago from Macomb,MI

      Amazing and powerful poem, it really illustrates the inner gladiator of the working man. ( or woman)

      Please visit my new hub called "Brenda's BDAY" about a poem celebrating my mother's birthday. Please comment happy birthday. :)

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      My lord, the lord de cross. You re a great friend. Be rest-assured that your words stuck to my heart and will always be invaluable. Your kindness will take you places of goodwill and honor. Have fun

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      My amazing Mandeep, am glad reading your divinely inspired comment. You re a true friend. I will always adore you. I hope you re fine. Haven't heard from you for sometime now. Be blessed

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      @frank, i am delighted to have your wonderful comment grace this page. I wonder what i will become without you lovely people surrounding me. You re a dear friend.

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      Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

      No words. awesome piece of art, my dear friend!

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      mkrandhawa 6 years ago from India

      Beautiful and Interesting.Voted Up.Amazing.God bless you.

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      simply amazing