A long wait for the gladiators,
many battles fought and won.
they had better be won bcos a loss means the end
end of the road, end of what they toiled for-
and a long wait for another 4 years;
but these two bands of men have made it this far
the ultimate in their field awaits-
They know what it took to get then there...
the physical test being nothing compared to the mental one,
Months of conjecture, and strategy
Years of criticism and allegations
Why even now when they have won a battle they are questioned about its authenticity
yet they toil
do they do it for themselves or the the pride of the nation?
do they still care about the people who question
or did they just prove a point to the unbelieving
and what do they know who sit on the outside?
do they watch the daily fights against all odds,
the struggle to live as a coherent unit
the strength to believe what they must to win
and go on with a dogged determination
till they reach the peak
and then the nation breathes!