Villanelle Nr.23 — Reviewing the Queen and Us

To the discordant witch we had to say no  
a long time ago as the terminators proceeded    
without a hitch ’til the wee small hours and time to go  
home where cold beds lay waiting for us and so    
all we had to do could have succeeded    
by shutting the rough sheds and saying no …  
sadly naοvety piqued the flow    
of consequences and firmly heeded  
the lies spooked rickety minds ’til time to go  
demonstrating that to keep the show    
on the road one keeps language fully seeded    
steeped in pageantry to test the plebs' grit to say no  
to subjugation. They fail each time, a blow    
to connection with Source and hence much needed    
freedoms die — beyond the pail I’d say — it’s time to go  
mad at being drawn into the mystique, though    
we all serve strange gods who must be weeded    
out with the discordant witch, grilled to say no    
then hitch the glitch to an old Roller when it’s time to go.
Written by Josh (Joshua Bond)
Published | Edited 29th Jan 2024
Author's Note
(photo credit: annie-spratt-GJNWAms32o0-unsplash)

In this week when the queen died after 70 years on the throne, I've decided to run a comp on your thoughts about 'Royalty'. [Comp Title -- "The Queen is dead, Long Live the King -- Really?"]
The above villanelle is my response.

Villanelle Nr.22 can be found here:
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