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THE FIRST KING WHO FOUND OUT, by            
First Line: The first king who found out he was not god
Last Line: He learned he was not god, and then—he prayed.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Prayer


The first king who found out he was not God
Grasped that grim knowledge through his loved one's death.
Rich-robed, in contemplation of the sod,
He watched her still, cold loveliness. No breath
Heaved her soft bosom in the gathering dusk—
He held there in his kingly hand the husk
That once had been his power. Dire dismayed,
He learned he was not God, and then—he prayed.





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