Marie Antoinette

 They told to Marie Antoinette:
 "The beggers at your gate
Have eyes too sad for tears to wet,
 And for your pity wait.
" But Marie only laughed and said: "My heart they will not ache: If people starve for want of bread Let them eat cake.
" The Court re-echoed her bon mot; It rang around the land, Till masses wakened from their woe With scyth and pick in hand.
It took a careless, callous phrase To rouse the folk forlorn: A million roared the Marseillaise: Freedom was born.
And so to Marie Antoinette Let's pay a tribute due; Humanity owes her a debt, (Ironical, it's true).
She sparked world revolution red, And as with glee they bore Upon a pike her lovely head --Her curls dripped gore.

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