The Reluctant King
Two brothers not really alike
One serving his country
The other chasing a pretty face
One sacrificing his private life
While the other merely got a wife
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ow often does love win out?
Nice magpie, and so quickly too. I'm envious. ;)
Ah well, I don't think he thought of it as 'merely.' All the same, an interesting ramble through the contrasts in their lives.ReplyDelete
I was very young but I remember the drama. I think the country got a better king in the end.ReplyDelete
This time in history was certainly an interesting one with all of the personal drama .... very well written Magpie!ReplyDelete
Helen- wasn't it a fascinating time. I remember well all the dinner time discussions when King George VI died and young Elizabeth became Queen.ReplyDelete
Rinkly Rimes- absolutely!!!ReplyDelete
I agree with you, but I think others thought "merely"....but that was then and aren't things different now!
I suppose it will always be a bit of a mystery as to who really got the better deal.ReplyDelete
Choices. I love personal dramas!ReplyDelete
I like it. I wanted to work that angle myself, but it just didn't come forth. Good job!ReplyDelete
Apsolutely love this one!! :-)ReplyDelete
You delineate the differences well. Too bad the older King George could not be recognized for his talents rather than outworn presuppositions.ReplyDelete
Excellent take on the prompt. 'merely' is such a tiny word for the magnitude of what took place - I love the way it enhances the story to the nth!ReplyDelete
Hi Kathew, thank you for your visit. I like your take on this prompt. I researched and enjoyed the story since It was a long time ago I learned it. Great job.ReplyDelete
You wrapped up the history in one delightful little piece. Nice.ReplyDelete
Great little piece! This was mostly the royal attitude towards it. I'd give up everything (apart from my guitar) for love......ReplyDelete
And that's that..short and sweet!!ReplyDelete
Great Magpie! :)ReplyDelete
oh so very nice and pointed...an interesting contrast that...great magpie!ReplyDelete
tons of fun...
you did it very wisely and effectively.
Ah, the choices of kings, they changed the course of the royalty's history.ReplyDelete
Ouch! ha ha.ReplyDelete
You made me smile as cut to the chase with this one.ReplyDelete
Nicely done, Kathew.ReplyDelete
I think getting a wife is a pretty good deal!!! Of course, I am still a romantic, even at 65!ReplyDelete
I love this little poem -- such a concise summary with a fun little lilt. Well done!ReplyDelete
You have summed the situation very well. I wonder if just getting a wife was enough for the man who otherwise would have been King?ReplyDelete
so true---Edward acknowledged his brother's family in his parting speech--you explore his deciusion on many levels in so few words--great magpie!ReplyDelete