The Ancien Regime

The ancien regime

Where the gold and silver gleamed

Where the old pharonic dream

Shined like diamonds crystalline

 

The ancien regime

Where blue bloods vented spleen

Hear Antionette scream

Cursing peasants so obscene

 

The ancien regime

See Damien bleed

See the cross, aloft, extreme

Lies fervently believed

 

The ancien regime

Where the lords and ladies preen

Divine right the salient theme

Democracy a philistine

The ancien regime

Where slums stink like a latrine

And the poor have no esteem

Bow down low before the queen

 

Copyright, David Gottfried, 2004

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