"Wrongful Deeds" (revamped)
In a deadly silence they entered the arena at a slow and pernicious pace.
As they get closer to each other,
The audience became increasingly nervous and attentive to each move the gladiators made.
They faced one another’s destiny straight in a cloudy gaze of reminiscing resentments.
As quick as a flash
The battle get started
With a scurrilous attack right in the middle of their integrity
Between two parties
That formerly were into one
Eye for eye
Tooth for tooth
Blood for blood
Without missing a beat
A melee between plebeians and patricians
That once was amicable and now became despicable.
After a bang gavel announced that the game was over
Their relationship ended as can be an opponent partnership in a crude trade;
Unfair and ruthless
With flesh and bones on both sides
Generously and dramatically flaunt on the scene
To feed the ravenous vultures.
Art : Marble 1st-2nd cent. CE.
From The British Museum