Inspiration struck me again this morning and this was the result. Now, whether YOU, the reader finds this inspirational or not is entirely a matter of opinion, preference or taste. But, I do hope that for whatever reason you will at least read it and understand where I am coming from with it, “The Times They Are A’Changin”*
Have a safe and Happy Labor Day weekend, here in the US. and a safe and happy first weekend of September everywhere else.
The Once And Future King
He sat in the chair at the head of the table
just like his father before
but it wasn’t the same
and though he shared the man’s name
he felt an imposter and poor.
For the chair was more than a furniture piece
back then, it appeared more as a throne
and when the king was at court
there was laughter and sport
and his castle was surely this home.
But those days have long passed from then until
and the king too, has now gone from this place.
His realm lies in shambles
overgrown now by brambles
and the son now weeps in disgrace.
For the government came and they took it away
and then parceled it off to the poor,
yes, they came and they stole
part, parcel and whole
until his great realm was no more.
Alas, the great kingdoms built of work and of toil
are now eroding from hill and from dale
and lest you think this be fable
come sit at his table
and join the crusade then to fail.
*”The Times They Are A’Changin’ ” Written by Bob Dylan
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