Heir to the Castle


Heir to the Castle

With dismay I continued to climb,

Knowing well where this stair would lead,

I would have stopped long ago,

But my captor would not heed,

A steady pace, another flight,

If I asked now would I offend?

With much effort I continued on,

But I did not want to ascend,

Then I felt it, a cool sea breeze,

The hood was pulled suddenly from my face,

Since we stopped, could I plead?

But I was not expecting to get grace,

My blindfold was removed and I could see,

The kingdom I ruled, all the years gone by,

My captor, led me slowly to the edge,

He told me this was the day I would die,

“The kingdom is now mine, mine alone,

I’m tired of you getting the praise, all,

Now I’m doing what needs to be done,

Enjoy your loyal subjects as you fall,”

Beside the wall the crowd gathered round,

Soldiers were interspersed to prevent any disorder,

I was forced to take one last empty step,

I tumbled downward, and looked up at my brother.

5 thoughts on “Heir to the Castle

    1. The brother of the reigning king usurps the throne and does away with the king. Sorry about the confusion. dan May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

      1. My muse says I should welcome sorry and complicated, rather than always writing simplistic and to the point.

        May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

      2. Hasn’t everybody seen the “Lion King”? The brother gets the kingdom if something happens to the king. I guess the plot was too much like real history.

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