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January 2, 2020

Ode To Tsar Nicholas

you lived blissfully in your palace
you were thought of as being callous
you weren’t aware of all the malice
were you?

he came a-walking down your royal street 
a peasant man on his holy feet
he never was very discreet
was he?

sorry to hear about your abdication 
it must have been such a humiliation 
you never got the right information 
did you?

you couldn’t count upon your extended family 
they acted like you had leprosy
I guess that destiny had to be
to be

three hundred years hanging by a thread
snipped away for the lure of red
then they made sure you were good and dead
didn’t they?