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The Death of A King

Contest Entry: Ancient Egypt

Four men, one king what a show
Taught muscles, strong bodies, no foe
The sport of Pharaoh’s to kill a King
In rapturous applause crowds stand and sing

'I am a God' cries the new pharaoh 
To prove it is a must
'But watch me adoring ones
Kill this King with a god given thrust.'

'Hold tight the rope you men, on it your life depends
Not only yours, but your family too
Let not the torn muscles or bloodied hands you bare
Because t’will be their deaths I swear to you.'

'Until I grab his mane
And with my God-given power
I will prove that before my name
Even this King of beasts will cower.'

Hurry now our muscles cry, the rope cuts though our skin
If you must kill this mighty beast you better first begin
Raise your sword son of the gods take his spirit to strengthen your soul
Just to leave this arena alive that is our only goal.

A mighty beast does fall leaving four men on bended knee
The pharaoh won the call his cheering people do agree
Their sweat it doth mingle with the blood of the mighty beast
Although they slayed a King, at least with their families they will still feast.

©  26/11/2013

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 7:59:00 PM
    Nice take on the interpretation and congratulations on the win, Mandy

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 5:42:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Mandy

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 8:20:00 AM
    Sucky Pharoahs great poem lol! Hello again Mandy :)

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 3:46:00 AM
    wonderful Mandy, way up there with your very best

  1. Date: 11/29/2013 5:08:00 PM
    A wonderful one Mandy,I believe it will find its way thru. Wishing u d best and thanks for ur visits. Love alwaz, Based On Belief

  1. Date: 11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Very well written. Sorry I did not respond to your nice comments about my work sooner. I was having trouble with my computer.

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 7:30:00 AM
    Heart mingled in history, what a lovely saga you weave with your pen n' mind, beautiful lady, I hope you're doing fine, and that your muse is sharing a nice cup of tea with you this morning, love you my sweets, good day xxx

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 5:24:00 PM
    This is a great winning poem , if in fact it was written for the contest is very well done. I am enjoying just reading today :)

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 4:13:00 PM
    Wonderful write, thoroughly enjoyed this one.....Peter