For Richard III – True King

By Elvira

Alas,                                                    Poor Richard,
I know you well
Your mien                                           sullied by
Elizabethan                 sycophants!
Your Body disgraced
ant thrown to the Wind.
Rightful King,
maligned                     in death;
vilified in Life

You                              Longed                        for the York
Rose —
Brothers          dead,               no rightful
to gather                                 Crown.
Opportunist     Tudor —
with threadlike            claim
orders your humiliation:
desecration of the Royal Self

True king                     are/were         you
as your

March 2015


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