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Rated: E · Poetry · History · #2099047
History whispers loudly
Bread and Circuses


The Colisuem
large stone theatre of Roma
there were comedies to amuse
mock naval battles to inspire
bloody gladiator matches to entertain

So many distractions to hide
their decline.

The Media
large electronic theatre of the modern world
So many movies and comedies to amuse us
sporting events to inspire us
political gladiators to disgust and entertain us

Are these the distractions to hide
our decline?

When we look back in time
Roma rose in glory and fell
in defeat.

When we are viewed through
the unflinching lens of history
will the say the same
about us?
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