Posts Tagged ‘Flamma’

Forgotten

As I sit here next to your grave,

So overgrown and uncared for,

I think about the life you lived,

And wonder if you’re remembered.

 

In life you were always alone,

Looking for something or someone,

Trying hard but going nowhere,

Letting your life just pass you by.

 

But the sand in the hourglass,

Eventually ran its course,

In the end it found you, alone,

So many years, nothing to show.

 

Laid to rest on a cold fall day,

All the chapters are now written,

Yes as I look upon my grave,

I wish I had done so much more.

 

Ken Barr

http://www.amazon.com/Renaissance-Ken-Barr/dp/1482576252/ref=la_B003L0R7X4_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1362866138&sr=1-8

Renaissance

 

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My new book, “Renaissance”, went live on Kindle this morning. Now it is available in paperback on Amazon. With this book I have made a serious attempt at change and growth. I have also broadened the subject matter, from gladiators of ancient Rome, to Vincent van Gogh, and a wide variety of other topics. Hope you like it, thanks for looking, Ken

http://www.amazon.com/Renaissance-Ken-Barr/dp/1482576252/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361226824&sr=1-1&keywords=renaissance+ken+barr

Renaissance

My new book ,”Renaissance” is now available on Kindle and will be on Amazon in about a week. With this book I have made a serious attempt at change and growth. I have also broadened the subject matter, from gladiators of ancient Rome, to Vincent van Gogh, and a wide variety of other topics. Hope you like it, thanks for looking, Ken

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BH51ZO2

Renaissance

A fierce warrior of the gladiator games of ancient Rome, Flamma is still one of the better known gladiators. This is a tribute to him, someone I believe, knew in his heart who and what he was, and was true to himself, to the end.  It’s true, legends never die. Ken

 

Flamma

A gladiator unrivaled,

The arena was his domain,

A fierce fighter, a champion,

Fearless warrior until the end.

 

Four times offered the rudis, his,

Freedom from the arena games,

Given the chance to fight no more,

To spare his life and walk away.

 

But four times he refused freedom,

Returning to the arena,

Returning to the bloody games,

And dying there upon the sand.

 

Many have speculated why,

He turned down freedom when offered,

I think he was true to himself,

Knowing in his heart who he was,

Gladiator until the end.

 

Some would say he died a legend,

But true legends don’t ever die.

 

 

Ken Barr

http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Barr/e/B003L0R7X4/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1360429665&sr=1-2-ent
“Flamma, secutor, lived 30 years, fought 34 times, won 21 times, fought to a draw 9 times, defeated 4 times
a Syrian by nationality.”