Day 1101, Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
Our president now wants to be our king.
He thinks, thereby, he cannot be brought down.
But kings have been removed with awful sting.
“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” (1)
There’s Charles the First, in 1649, (2)
The English king, removed by Parliament.
When they determined Charles had crossed a line,
He was beheaded, their harsh punishment.
And there’s the Sixteenth Louis, king of France, (3)
Whose head was sliced off by the guillotine.
His National Convention looked askance
And Louis lost his head, a bloody scene.
So, do not think that kings can’t be removed,
If just their heads and crowns, as history proved.
(1) “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part II, Act III, Scene 1.
(2) Charles I, the second Stewart king, after James I, was beheaded on January 30, 1649 by Parliament. He was found guilty of attempting to “uphold in himself an unlimited and tyrannical power to rule according to his will and overthrow the rights and liberties of the people.”
(3) Louis XVI, king of France was guillotined on January 21, 1793, convicted of conspiracy with foreign powers by the National Convention. They also abolished the monarchy by that act.