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This Old House

This house was part-founded by the nobles
Who counseled the monarchs of our land
Then strengthened by the Magna Carter
Signed by King Johns’ royal hand

At first its foundations were rocky
As house and monarchs just couldn’t agree
On decisions, and who had the final say
From time to time, it would end violently

As in the 17th century with civil unrest
Between the Kings’ Cavaliers and the roundheads
The house, led by Cromwell, won the war
King Charles alas, ended up dead

The clash between house and Kings ended
With the ‘Glorious Revolution’,
And the passing of ‘the Bill of Rights’
Giving rise to our Constitution

The house since then has seen changes
At the passing of each new decade,
With the Constitution amended
As each new bill has been made

Today the house has elected officials,
The peoples ‘voices’ to represent
Standing proud in the name of democracy
This old house that is our Parliament.

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  1. Date: 2/10/2012 6:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved feature Janette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 9:52:00 PM
    congrats Janette on featured poem this week on PS.. amazing one to share luv..

  1. Date: 5/9/2009 8:47:00 AM
    Another cracking poem with its historical content, and well written, James.