Sunday, 19 November 2006



You forged a slave army
by the force of your personality
You subverted the Romans
view of dumb ignorant slaves

You defeated ten of their
best trained armies
using weapons forged
with metallic booty

Your martyrdom
set the example for
others who came after
the class fighters who brought Rome
to its knees

Today those in power
fear the modern day slave
the worker who toils but who
also has power

Learning from history
they try to avoid martyrs
but at the dusk of the system
their fate will be the same

Peter Burton

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