The Tragedy of Richard III

by Oonah V Joslin

King in a car park
King in a cardboard box
King in a car on his way to be tested
King in a scanner under the scientific scrutiny
of the twenty-first century — M.I.
R.

The indignity
stripped naked on the battle field
now all revealed yet so little known
beneath the propaganda
we are
bone.

Oonah V Joslin is Managing Editor of www.everydaypoets.com and blogs at oovj.wordpress.com where you can find links to her other work.

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  1. #1 by hibernianfc on February 14, 2013 - 4:48 pm

    Empathetic; gentle; thought-provoking. Loved it!

  2. #2 by Oonah V Joslin on February 15, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    Most kind.

  3. #3 by seaviewwarrenpoint on February 28, 2013 - 10:53 am

    The most striking line for me was ‘King in a cardboard box’
    Poignant.

    marion

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