The sovereign cared but for her own rights, beheading serfs for perceived slight slights. When came castle under attack; her every vassal took a whack, with vain queen restrained by her own knights.
W3 poetry prompt
This poem was written in response to Ami’s W3 prompt ~ to write a poem, using both the word ‘sovereign’ and the word ‘rights’.
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14 thoughts on “Restrained, or: Vain”
What a wonderfully apropos limerick Ben and such a strong message for our current governments! Thank you for sharing the gift of your writing! 😊
❤ Ami ❤ ~ you're so sweet – thank you!
-David [ben Alexander]
I love the colors in that painting. (K)
💝 Kerfe 💝 ~ me too!
Wondering if the same treatment awaits evil autocrats! Good one, David! ❤
💕 Cheryl 💕
Good on you!
💘 Annette 💘
Well according to the dark limerick, if I read it correctly, crudely said, karma has been delivered!
Her own knights restrained the wicked queen.
Well done versifier.
⚔️👸 Abi 👸⚔️
Wicked queens often come to a bad end.
💀 Molly 💀
Ha! A dark limerick indeed but I can see where she just might be due for some karmic comeuppance!
🤭 Muri 🤭