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Harvesting the Crop, The Chaste Verdict of Negligence

The story of kings' and their kingdoms', is herewith about to be told;
of strife and political govern, and the anguish to be overthrown.
One kingdom was gleaming and golden, its castle was built out of strain;
it was ruled by a merciful monarch, who's justice was widely acclaimed.
Elected to power by voting, by his fellowmen that he had been;
a prospering nation of justice, where each owned as much as their kin.
The other domain was of silver, its regent was righteous and grand;
he governed his kingdom by justice; and rendered his ruling by hand.
The monarch had come into power; by seizing his govern by force;
he considered himself to be able, and by cunning he managed his course.

Each kingdom prevailed independent, their riches continued to grow;
but then came a sudden disaster, of drought that obstructed the growth.
Starvation was sudden and heartless, for the king in the golden domain;
he had labored his folk for the kingdom, convoking their goods and their grains.
But the people he reigned were neglected, and the virtue of personal gain;
and soon he was stranded with nothing, but the cast of a social charade.
The kingdom of silver and marble, was likewise affected by drought;
but merely in petty proportions, as govern was slightly unlike.
The people had land that they planted, to nourish themselves and their king;
profusion was not for the kingdom, but earnings for personal strain.

The people of silver had plenty, preserved since the time of excess;
diverse to the folk who had nothing, who's earnings had mothered distress.
He pleaded, he begged and he bellowed; that his neighbors should part with their gain;
and contribute avail for his people, the king of the golden domain.
The people considered his motives, but seemly rejected his plea;
they replied that the rate of survival, was an issue for nature to deem.
The king was provoked by this answer, and shortly resolved to wage war;
in attempt to ensure his persistence, and the life of his people of course.
But the force he unearthed was brutal, and too meager he was his cause;
let nature decide who is able, or be reckoned for judgement by force.


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