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Sovereigns come and fall
Fight for the throne till demise
For power for money for corruptible fame
They to this obligation rise

And who among them is remembered?
Whose name echoes through many an age?
Yet they all raise their heads in splendor
As if innumerable are their days

But no, their might cannot save them
They still after death, are forgotten
Except perhaps whispered in scroll of old
Eyed by professors in libraries a’ rotten

No matter the power they wielded
They face the same fate as me
To die and from this world be gone forever
Like waves gone out to sea




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gigi01 said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm:
lol Sandy and Andy! yes, I've read that poem, and it does have the same theme, I think... But I wrote this poem after watching a movie about Queen Victoria, how there was such a struggle just for her crown, and it almost tore England apart- just for the power...  I thought, everyone dies. There are more things to life than just trying to get a crown you have no chance of winning.
 
Andy49 replied...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 12:41 am :
Oooooohhhh, I see.  That's interesting.  It's funny where we get our inspirations from, don't you think?  What I like about this one is how different it is from your other works.  You certainly have variety.
 
gigi01 replied...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 10:38 pm :
I just felt it was almost comical how desperately the nobles fought for the crown... even when they weren't the rightful heir... just like it says in Ecclesiastes, it's meaningless! 
 
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Sandy48 said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm:
Oh shucks! lol :)
 
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Andy49 said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm:
Why thank you Sandy48!  You sound like a very nice and charming individual!
 
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Sandy48 said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 10:44 pm:
I too agree, Andy49.  I like this poem very much so as well.  you've got great taste in poets!
 
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Andy49 said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm:
Wow!  This is very different from your regulars.  It's very similar to Ozymandius.  I don't know if you've read that poem or not, but it's got the same theme....I personally like yours better!
 
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