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Antoninus: "Are you afraid to die, Spartacus?"
Spartacus: "No more than I was to be born."
The third Servile War scared Rome,
small cadres of slaves did roam;
freedom rose up from the gloam.
Becoming thousands they beat
patrols, legions, Rome’s elite,
standing to fight, not retreat.
Slaves don’t fear death because they
know their pain will become cay,
forged from broken chains that day.
Maybe there is no peace in
this world, for us, or anyone,
it’s hard to tell who will win
remaining true to ourselves.
Spartacus, born to lead, had
to die, both things destiny;
multitudes became very sad
as hope expired on a cross.
Crassus helped change his Rome
from Republic to Empire,
filling lexicons of tome
with dreams of dictatorship.
Posted over on dVerse Poets FFA
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