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A Kings Wealth
(10 June 1978 / Cheshire, England)

A Kings Wealth

Poem By Matthew Holloway

Alone in a stately mansion
With all the trappings of wealth
A king resides here
Within his gilded cage
The empty halls, ghost filled
Where shadows whisper
There are none here
None to keep comfort
None to love
The fire in the hearth
Cackles and spits
Breaking the silence
Which otherwise holds all
The king
For all his possessions
The palatial residence
The antiques and paintings
The cars and jewellery
Is the poorest of all
For this home of grander
Is a prison of his nature

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Comments (19)

Wonderful poetry. You are a play with many acts and actors. Well done darling.
A sparkling piece of poetry! My favorite lines: The fire in the hearth/Cackles and spits/Breaking the silence! (10)
Congrats! This world is also a state of the King with a lot of wealth for His people.
A fantastic poem. Life of king from different angle. Inside out where people see them living in luxury yet they suffer loneliness inside. A thought provoking poem.10
How so many believe wealth is required for happiness yet it cannot buy love or friendship. I am with Geoffrey and am a bit of a loner. I Could certainly enjoy the wonderful garden.