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Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow!
Anne Boleyn was a bonny court lass
Who captured the king's roving eye...
She stole from the Queen
in a shameless demean,
A passion no fool dared defy.
King Henry VIII was a ravenous man,
Whose appetites roamed without rein...
He set eyes on fair Anne,
Smile demure behind fan.
His obsession, then, drove him insane.
Duty demanded an Heir from the Queen,
A male to inherit the throne...
Yet, the Queen could produce
But a cute little goose...
A grim faux pas she could not atone.
The king was intent upon having a boy
Thus, his favor abandoned the Queen.
He had eyes for but one
To deliver that son...
"Queen Anne" of sweet beauty and spleen.
There was but one power that gave Henry pause,
The Church he was sworn to defend...
Which refused to approve
The King's bold, raucous move...
Yielding rift beyond diplomat's mend.
Henry's lusty desire for the "virginal" Anne
Would, by nary a soul, be denied....
He banished the Queen
To a castle unseen,
And Rome, in rebellion, defied.
Henry crowned her Queen Anne with great fervor...
banished the Church from his realm...
Quickly planted his seed,
waited, anxious indeed,
for an heir to succeed English Helm.
But, in spite of the king's tender passions,
A man-child was not in the wind...
Though Anne tried and tried
She just could not abide...
Forced the king to affections rescind.
The new queen, a huge disappointment,
Feared what her failure may cost...
Despite desperate pleas,
Henry issued decrees
And the bonny Queen Anne's head was lost!