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Beneath the arc of crumbling dusk,
Lisps down the petals of the rose
To crimson-kiss the fountain bowls
Where the champagne faucet flows.
The guests in boarding houses
Felt the smoulder of their bones
Balding walls restricting transit
Behind the mortar work and stones.
And we cried and smiled and cheered
When the anaesthetic rushed,
As the opiate of media
Camouflaged the broke and crushed.
Oh, tomorrow they are married,
And the next day we will wake,
To our debts and thoughts of dying
In a world we didn’t make.
Yet today in celebration
We salute the future King,
Feed us pomp and circumstance,
We’ll bow and kiss your ring.

Copyright © Tony Bush | Year Posted 2011


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  1. Date: 1/25/2016 7:43:00 PM

    TONY, Excellent poem, Awesome flow. Luv ** SKAT **
  1. Date: 2/11/2015 8:41:00 PM

    Quite a message. How about some more poems. Jim Horn
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 9:51:00 AM

    :) You most definitely had a wake up call here Tony; it is time you returned. I hope to see you soon. Strength and reasoning are needed in these ranks today. A couple friends brought your name up in a blog of mine remembering originals here; and I am glad they did ;)
  1. Date: 1/24/2014 4:22:00 PM

    What a great poem. Its nice reading your piece once again. Keep on writing please.
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 5:46:00 AM

    And a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy Now Year to you Linda!
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 3:16:00 AM

    Tony, --Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 3:03:00 PM

    But for this I'd have thought kings were extinct. I salute this poetic King!
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 2:00:00 AM

    Your words roll off the tongue in rhetoric rhythm. I look forward to reading more of your work. Your talent shines in this amazing piece. Soup mail
  1. Date: 8/17/2012 1:21:00 PM

    Time for a new piece of poetry Tony. I await your reentry into the Soup. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 2/3/2012 9:42:00 AM

    A kind person directed me to read your poems and I'm glad he did. Wonderful, I'll have a whole new experience reading your creative works. This one is fabulous! :)
  1. Date: 12/16/2011 12:24:00 PM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours Tony. Love and blessings, Carol
  1. Date: 10/13/2011 11:10:00 AM

    enjoyed reading you, its been years since I read you! Lucinda re: Journey
  1. Date: 8/2/2011 4:48:00 AM

    We live in a world of extremes. The Fairy Tale continues. Superb writing as always, Tony. So nice to see you here posting again. I hope you will post more. Elaine
  1. Date: 4/29/2011 1:17:00 PM

    I enjoyed reading your poetry today Tony. Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with inspiration. I hope the sun shines down upon you and brings joy into your heart. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 4/28/2011 2:38:00 PM

    Possibly sentiments shared by a lot in these difficult times……… Interesting write……………………………………………………………………….
  1. Date: 4/28/2011 1:24:00 PM

    Great lines here, Tony. You did a superb job in highlighting the underbelly of the Monarchy and everything that goes along with it. I really enjoyed your lines, "As the opiate of media camouflaged the broke and crushed." Excellent.