The Kings Family

     Another new one, right off the presses. This October has been a rather productive month so far, with varying subjects and lengths. I will keep the introduction for this one short, it is a theme that plays out at all levels of society, but the wealthy seem to have a special knack for it..

     A look inside the “coronation” process…Who really, are the “jesters?” 

I hope you like it,

have a safe and sound Saturday,


The Kings Family

Once there was a rich man,

so rich, he thought he be,

better than the rest of us,

and the king of you and me.

Oh, yes he had more money,

than leaves there on a tree,

but, his riches couldn’t save him,

for his highness, dead, now be.

And he passed into the dark alone,

with his spirit, then set free,

taking not one penny with it,

to spend in eternity.

And, so the worth of his earthly kingdom,

from the “A” down through the “Z”,

be contested now at court,

by his “royal” family.

No thought now given to his life,

the king’s passed from memory.

For now, the jewels of the crown,

bear more interest, you see.

The “princes” and the “princesses”,

and descendants all of he,

are swearing that the others,

deserving of naught, to be.

“The crown of the king and its might,

should pass solely, unto me.”

And so say all of them,

from the full-grown, to the wee.

Though not a one, in public speak,

and they, seldom do we see,

only their lawyers and agents,

express, for exorbitant fees.

But this “kingdom” too shall pass,

and soon be history.

As the lawyers and the agents,

pick leaves off the family tree.

They’ll trim and prune, until the day,

not left, one leaf there be,

then leave that “royal” family,

on the brink of poverty.

Jack Downing

October 2011


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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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6 Responses to The Kings Family

  1. adeeyoyo says:

    How true that is Jack. In court cases there is only one winner – the lawyer/s!

  2. Beth Ann says:

    Good one again! I would say October was very good to you! Some of your finest work I dare say! I loved your lawyer is just liar spelled differently comment. I am sure there are a few folks who would agree with you! 🙂 Happy weekend. Do something fun!

    • Some fun,,, O.T. today…But, FOOTBALL tomorrow…Thanks for your supportive words as usual..I have another that I am working on, not quite sure how to “put it to bed” yet, but here is a briefsample: Had familiarity, indeed, brought on contempt, Oh no, not he, not she, not them, weren’t they to be exempt? Weren’t they kindred spirits, alike in all respect, twin souls upon the parallel, from birth, their paths direct? I think you will like it,,,I think all of the ladies will…

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