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What is the Duty of a King?

Updated on March 27, 2012

Lacking a monarch

perhaps is best

for though men are weak

in every where a monarch having space.

they lose perspective

and fail at grace

thinking themselves the right to rule

without holding to a rule of law

greater then themselves

one not to be altered

by whim or desire

to do as they will.

something other rulers

of every description

would do well to know

that those rules

they do not acknowledge

still exist

incurring a debt

which in the end

must be paid in blood

the sins against their maker

the eternal king

remain as filth upon their hands.

Those who support

such userpation

are just as guilty

to blame

partaking in the abomonation

and even in begnine acquiescence

share in their idol's shame.

They to change the status quo

absolving themselves

must pay in kind

along with their ruler


thier lives, blood

in struggle their atonement

their sacrifice and peace offering.

Then how shall the people be ruled

those who won't rule themselves

not offending their king

answering for their souls alone?

To the law of common consent

the foundation that binds the people

giving them agency to resist

allowing them to over throw

if ever the government loses their way

it is this power that absolves the king

a thing not often understood

but the answer to the riddle

all the same.


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    • twolittlehands profile image

      twolittlehands 6 years ago from Utah

      I wonder why all the fairytales have kings living happily ever after? Of course, that is always the end, because it would make a very dull story, if there were no challenges.

      I love reading your posts. So enlightening to those with ears to hear and eyes to see, and hearts that know and feel.

      Please continue.

    • Jaggedfrost profile image

      Jaggedfrost 6 years ago

      Spin? I never! I do reverence the right to an opinion though. Even the belief that I could be right. :-)

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 6 years ago

      And Long Live the King! Good one Jaggedfrost, as only You can spin it!

    • Jaggedfrost profile image

      Jaggedfrost 6 years ago

      Thank you and thank you for the visit

    • attemptedhumour profile image

      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      Perhaps King Charlie will break the mould? Nicely penned JF.