The venue gasps in furor as blood trickles;
First, it’s slow, but now the flood gates are open.
Fighting for stitches and a stack of nickels.
Without joyous gore, there’s nothing to rope in.
Bring back Roman Times, the sport’s pearl of wisdom;
Detractors protest this athletic kingdom.
If glittering on TV or underground,
Fans will often flock and build the loudest sound!
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/11/20/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-28/.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Word of the Day at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/12/08/mma-storytimes-word-of-the-day-joyous/.
Prompted from Three Things Challenge at: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/12/08/three-things-challenge-441/.
Prompted from Ragtag Daily Prompt at: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/12/08/rdp-monday-pearl/.
Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/12/08/your-daily-word-prompt-glitter-ydwordprompt-december-8-2020/.