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The Monarch's Crown

What arrogance abounds in one
who seems so ill-prepared for Xanadu?
Which high and mighty principle is laid aside
that I succeed where others only fail?
Ambition, of untimely worth undoes
the best intention and my life is now
before me, in tatters and in rags.
Yet still, I yearn to wear the monarchs crown!

By God, I’ll not be beaten
by the legions of misfortune
for every downward slope implies
a hill to climb and conquer.
No mortal man nor woman yet
shall lay me low, for as much as I am able,
I am the master of my own determination
and, damn life, here I stand defiant!

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An unashamed repost. It is the only bit of Shakesperian style verse that I have ever attempted and a lot of my friends took a copy of it as inspiration. They usually hung it in their lavatory. A great contemplating aid perhaps LOL. The sentiment expressed is mine entirely and shows something of my character (I hope)

After a working lifetime spent in visual communication of one sort of another, Andrew is now happily retired and living in peace and harmony with the world and his adored wife Bonnie, a retired opera singer and active voice teacher. They live in north Devon UK.within 10 minutes walk from the sea.

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 5 years ago

    Incredible write. Brilliantly manifested into a masterpiece.

  • Wow! That is priase indeed, JR. Thank you so very much

    – Andrew Bailey

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesalmost 5 years ago

    Oh Wonderful wonderful wonderful!! I just love the determination and that last line is great! :) Love you Pop xoxo

  • I am quite overcome by the strength of your praise. Thank you, my love Et jt’aime aussi ma petite oiseau

    – Andrew Bailey

  • Kelelina
    Kelelinaalmost 5 years ago

    I love this ambition here!! :) Excellent write Andrew!!! :)))))
    “for every downward slope implies a hill to climb and conquer” … LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! xoxox

  • All my friends have used it, at one time or another, as inspiration. Feel free to do the same, dear Cheryl. xxx

    – Andrew Bailey

  • Obadiah-Qi
    Obadiah-Qialmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous piece Andrew!!! Anthem for the ages!!!

  • Steve, that’s right, dammit, Thanks for the comment, Mate.

    – Andrew Bailey

  • JaneSolomon1
    JaneSolomon1almost 5 years ago

    Cannot help but love the fight, the defiance, the spirit of the winner in this piece. Thanks Andrew! xx

  • I cannot allow anyone to get me down. Life is for living and, as I am entering into my late sixties, time is of the essence. I do not intend to waste a minute of it. Thanks Jane. I appreciate teh visit. xx

    – Andrew Bailey

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