Restrained, or: Vain

A limerick

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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Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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14 thoughts on “Restrained, or: Vain”

  1. 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.

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