Pauperís Grave
Author: Mark Spencer


Verily I say unto thee,
The subjects of kings are not free.
They answer to all the kingís court.
Submitting a yearly report.

If rulers own part of thy time,
With a tax on every dime,
Then thy freedom and liberty
Is a fallacious fantasy!

Canst thou even speak to thy kings?
Nay! Thou must speak to underlings!
Not to bishops, but to friars.
Not to knights, but only squires.

Thou art the pawns upon the board,
The playthings of the royal ward,
The cattle that fill their coffers,
Begging the crumbs their king offers.

Thou art the sons of slavery,
And the daughters of apathy.
And those who fought with bravery,
Must yield to thy complacency!

It is better to fight and die,
Than let fear cause thee to comply
With those who wouldst make thee their slave,
ĎTil ye rest in thy pauperís grave.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Wess ( -- Wednesday, January 21 2015, 10:18 am

Freedom is an illusion!

I like this very much! We even need permissions from our masters to hunt, fish, drive, own a business, and get married! And yet, the dumbed down American public still thinks it's free! Great job Mark!
Meri ( -- Thursday, January 22 2015, 01:07 am

Such a gift

So talented Mark! It's how it always is...The rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer - Don't know if that's the gist, but that's the way I understood it...If this isn't poetry imitating life.

Thanks for the read!
crayton ( -- Friday, February 20 2015, 04:30 pm

a good write

I really enjoyed this, u put talent with truth and made a very good read.
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