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The Queen is dead, Long Live the King -- Really?

seekingkate
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The Queen is Dead, Long Live...Change

   
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The worn, delicate, glass slipper  
momentarily slipped,
then hung on for a bit  
before falling away  
from the hard steel pedal  
that was her life  
her country
her dominions. † †
 
For some the ripples of change  
were instantaneously felt  
but in time history will pinpoint  
all major change, relevant or not, † †
back to the date of September 8th. †  
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PAR
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PAULO ACACIO RAMOS
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Queen of Hearts

Cut his head off
said the queen
don't cut my head
says the chicken
and chance cut
the head of an almost
queen.
golden egg hen and
princess cut into pieces.

old man extends his hand
in India
a black man fights
in Africa
an Indian child, almost black,
almost old,
starve to death
in any gutter.

queens don't
extend their hands
chickens don't lose
their heads for her.
The child dies!
The Indian dies!
The black man dies!

old man extends his hand...
cut off his hand
if he is a thief!
kiss his hand
if he is a Christian!

Only queens don't die.


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Josh
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Thank you seekingkate and obrigado Paulo for a couple of great entries. bjs, Josh.

Strangeways_Rob
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IN OTHER NEWS

The sun never sets on the empire
For those whose sight is invaded by the dark,
Pearly kings & queens loved a knees-up at the coronation
For those who view cockneys as chirpy chimney sweeps,

She so loved her nation she sacrificed her first born
To the people of wales and called him prince,
For those who think owain glyndwr was a man of myth
Who slayed dragons on a fifteenth century game-boy

Interlude

For the serving of scones & cucumber sandwiches (no crusts)
Rose-tinted glasses available for the middle classes and daily mail readers

#22 Concentration Camp Symphony Ė for the hard of hearing

Canít be arsed to write anymore. Apologies to my celtic cousins in ireland & those countries who were raped, murdered and mutilated all in the name of the empire.

No corgis were hurt or paddington bears stuffed in the construction of this ragged scribble

* Iím sure the Queen was a perfectly decent person (and few wished her ill) but represented an imperialist institution which has no relevance in the Twenty First Century. Folk need to educate themselves on Pax Brittanica. All this fairy-tale nonsense of castles, princesses and eating cucumber sandwiches under twilight Berkshire skies. Wake up.

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Thank you! Beij„o!

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Josh
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Thank you Rob for your entry.

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