Death of a Czar

March 28, 2012
By zman1 PLATINUM, Bethesda, Maryland
zman1 PLATINUM, Bethesda, Maryland
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You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.


Czar Nicholas steps downstairs with his family.
The Romanovs quiver in terror like an after shock.
“Papa,” cries Anastasia, “where are we going?”

“I don’t know,” says the Czar, “maybe we’re going home.”

Nicholas freezes. He sees a man with a hammer and sickle armband the color of blood.

“We must leave now,” shouts the Czar.

But a gun is whipped out.
The Czar screams as he falls to the ground.
A headshot ends him.

Anastasia, her brother, and sisters run towards to the door.
A bayonet is thrust through them.

The satisfied Bolsheviks leave the room, laughing with sadistic glee.

The Empire’s embers crackle, as the Empire is engulfed by Revolution’s ravenous inferno.

The author's comments:
This poem is about the death of Nicholas 2, the last emperor of Russia, and the death of his hands of the Bolshevik Revolutionaries who were responsible for the Russian Revolution.

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