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Zeus Era Terror
by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper

Monday, March 05, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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In this day and time we have our terror, but nothing matches the Zeus era horror.

Back during the days of Zeus,
life was one great big abuse.
Being a witch got one burned
at the stake,
sometimes lords and kings
didn't even get a break.
Head removing was routine,
especially on the guillotine.
Many stories unfold,
about heads that did roll.

Heads rolled right in a basket,
sometimes they didn't even
use a casket.
After a person went down,
they'd bury them right in the ground.
Or feed them to the local alligators,
too the show of the dictators,
or maybe the cheering spectators.

They even had lions and tigers
in the arena,
nothing could have been meaner,
than to watch gladiators eaten alive,
while they fought to survive.
In the modern world there's no Zeus,
then again the politicians are lose.

Still I'm glad to be born in
these days and times,
where there are lesser crimes,
and humanity moreso sublimes.


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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 3/11/2007
Good Thoughts here!
Expressed well Grady!
Wonderful Flowwwwww!
This is gem of a treasure I plan to savorrrrr!

WArmly, WArrior Lady Sheeeoox
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/10/2007
I can think of a few heads that should roll this era.
Thanks for giving me such a delightful perspective on mythology.
Makes me want to go back and reread.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/9/2007
I wish I could agree that things have improved, Grady. When I ponder on the condition of the world right now, I'm not so sure at all. Thank you for sharing this, friend. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 3/6/2007
Back then, perhaps a little more removed, but there. Excellent write. R
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 3/5/2007
I think I would rather survive in the world today than back then too, however I enjoy reading about those times and enjoyed your write much my friend!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/5/2007
I am happy I did not live in that Era for sure!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 3/5/2007
I hear you. Sliding down the sword, or being fed to the lions was never very appealing to me. love holly
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 3/5/2007
I really enjoyed this poem. Especially the comparison to modern day politicians.

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