Two Kings

2 kings did hold court by the river wide
With their lands laid out around them
As time did pass, mans hand fell upon the land
And swallowed the kingdoms in water

But nature did grieve for those kings of old
So stopped the rains from falling
And once again the kings did reign
Over their kingdoms wide and long

But when they gazed over their land
They saw what was once green was now dust
And so called out to nature to come and discuss
The gift she had bestowed upon them

They talked of days of old in majestic ways
And talked of the sorrows of dust
“Your gift is grand, but we are tired and old
We can not rebuild what was”

So the heavens did open and the rain did fall
The water it rose to surround them
And the 2 kings took one last look at the kingdoms
No longer they stood on the shore

They returned to the coolness below
To the depths of their watery grave
And in the dark and silence
Is where they sleep evermore

Two Kings

David Haviland

Southport, Australia

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Artist's Description

Inspired by the trees at Hume Weir that are popping out of the water as the drought continues.

Still needs a bit of work to get rhythm right, all suggestions welcome.

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