The death of a king



King George VI of England
Died an uneventful death in his bed.
His daughter Princess Elizabeth became Queen.
She and her new husband, Prince Phillip returned
From their African honeymoon,
 She rules to this day

Days of mourning were carried out,
And King George was taken away from London by train.
World War II commenced and the Royal family played...
Their part in leadership using  Churchill as their leader.
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Submitted by waltjack451 on July 13, 2018

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXXXX XXXX
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 402
Words 69
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 6, 4

W. T. JACKSON

PUBLISHED TWO BOOKS, POETIC I & II. NARRATIVE POETRY WHICH TENDS TO BE INSPIRATIONAL. more…

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  • Walter Jackson
    Walter Jackson
    Love this poem the irony is wonderful about a man who led such an important and extraordinary life as a king and yet dies in such a common and uneventful way excellent contrast
    LikeReply5 years ago

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