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FAIRY TALE GONE BLEAK
The story was unlike any other,
They pushed, they shoved,
Now they walked the procession through their small town,
Bejewelled hands clasped – he with a supercilious frown,
Their subjects follow and fawn,
Grasping to touch their decaying gowns,
Undergarments rest quietly on their heads ,
Appearing to some as crowns,
The King and Queen of nothing.
Ninth-century depiction of Charlemagne with popes.
Image from Wikipedia