When Kings were like gods

When kings were like gods
And peasants were like criminals
And justice was only for the great and the good
And death was so common
Amongst the poor population
And life was a privilege
For only royal blood

But not just with the throne
Or the parliament seat
Not just with the garrison
At the landlords’ feet
It was also the pope
It was also the priest
And this was the privilege
Of authority
When you could not live
In your God given right
They took it away
They controlled your whole life

When kings were like gods
And peasants were slaves
And to disobey
Was a trip to the grave
Full starved pickpockets
Without any choice
Because they looked down
On your class
And scurvy and plague
Were the gifts that they gave
For a lifetime of labour
Of the field or the mast

Author: blackbird212012

I am interested in multimedia work: songwriting, art, and creative writing. I have been involved also in theatre and music performances.

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