Classic and Contemporary Poetry
THE FIRST KING WHO FOUND OUT, by FLORA SHUFELT RIVOLA
First Line: The first king who found out he was not god
Last Line: He learned he was not god, and thenhe 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 thenhe prayed.
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