Arthurian
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leocharlesm
leocharlesm Writer/lover of SciFi and Fantasy
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A once and future king is a difficult thing to make.
My History-Retold Contest entry.

Arthurian

They once called me Uther

They once called me Uther And I'm so very sad

They once called me Uther And I'm so very sad I'm a ghost can't you see

They once called me Uther And I'm so very sad I'm a ghost can't you see Who mourns what I had

They once called me Uther And I'm so very sad I'm a ghost can't you see Who mourns what I had I was warrior and tutor

They once called me Uther And I'm so very sad I'm a ghost can't you see Who mourns what I had I was warrior and tutor A chieftain in my time

They once called me Uther And I'm so very sad I'm a ghost can't you see Who mourns what I had I was warrior and tutor A chieftain in my time Britain's great unity

They once called me Uther And I'm so very sad I'm a ghost can't you see Who mourns what I had I was warrior and tutor A chieftain in my time Britain's great unity Was my life's one design

But look at me now

But look at me now A withered grey cloud

But look at me now A withered grey cloud Things I once lived for

But look at me now A withered grey cloud Things I once lived for Cannot make me proud

But look at me now A withered grey cloud Things I once lived for Cannot make me proud What I cannot allow

But look at me now A withered grey cloud Things I once lived for Cannot make me proud What I cannot allow Is the end of this nation

But look at me now A withered grey cloud Things I once lived for Cannot make me proud What I cannot allow Is the end of this nation With no heir at the fore

But look at me now A withered grey cloud Things I once lived for Cannot make me proud What I cannot allow Is the end of this nation With no heir at the fore No child of salvation

The Pendragon line

The Pendragon line Infinite shall it be

The Pendragon line Infinite shall it be The soothsayer told

The Pendragon line Infinite shall it be The soothsayer told A famous prophecy

The Pendragon line Infinite shall it be The soothsayer told A famous prophecy Before my decline

The Pendragon line Infinite shall it be The soothsayer told A famous prophecy Before my decline The crown must fall

The Pendragon line Infinite shall it be The soothsayer told A famous prophecy Before my decline The crown must fall To one who was bold

The Pendragon line Infinite shall it be The soothsayer told A famous prophecy Before my decline The crown must fall To one who was bold Would unite them all

The lords of the Witan

The lords of the Witan Would squabble I knew

The lords of the Witan Would squabble I knew And kingdoms warring

The lords of the Witan Would squabble I knew And kingdoms warring Care little for what's true

The lords of the Witan Would squabble I knew And kingdoms warring Care little for what's true Merlin's proposition

The lords of the Witan Would squabble I knew And kingdoms warring Care little for what's true Merlin's proposition Was daft on its face

The lords of the Witan Would squabble I knew And kingdoms warring Care little for what's true Merlin's proposition Was daft on its face But at his imploring

The lords of the Witan Would squabble I knew And kingdoms warring Care little for what's true Merlin's proposition Was daft on its face But at his imploring Changed our whole race

Coal burning fire

Coal burning fire Stoked by Saxon hate

Coal burning fire Stoked by Saxon hate Bore down to the core

Coal burning fire Stoked by Saxon hate Bore down to the core Steel to stone now innate

Coal burning fire Stoked by Saxon hate Bore down to the core Steel to stone now innate The Angles inspired

Coal burning fire Stoked by Saxon hate Bore down to the core Steel to stone now innate The Angles inspired As word travels fast

Coal burning fire Stoked by Saxon hate Bore down to the core Steel to stone now innate The Angles inspired As word travels fast I left earthly shores

Coal burning fire Stoked by Saxon hate Bore down to the core Steel to stone now innate The Angles inspired As word travels fast I left earthly shores All mistakes in the past

The chosen would rise

The chosen would rise Pull the sword free

The chosen would rise Pull the sword free England is whelped

The chosen would rise Pull the sword free England is whelped In Camelot's liberty

The chosen would rise Pull the sword free England is whelped In Camelot's liberty Roundtable the prize

The chosen would rise Pull the sword free England is whelped In Camelot's liberty Roundtable the prize His rule was supreme

The chosen would rise Pull the sword free England is whelped In Camelot's liberty Roundtable the prize His rule was supreme Magic and myth helped

The chosen would rise Pull the sword free England is whelped In Camelot's liberty Roundtable the prize His rule was supreme Magic and myth helped Make real what was dream

I sit in my grave

I sit in my grave And watch Arthur grow

I sit in my grave And watch Arthur grow His triumphs notorious

I sit in my grave And watch Arthur grow His triumphs notorious Humbled by his woes

I sit in my grave And watch Arthur grow His triumphs notorious Humbled by his woes But ever I save

I sit in my grave And watch Arthur grow His triumphs notorious Humbled by his woes But ever I save The Pendragon must rise

I sit in my grave And watch Arthur grow His triumphs notorious Humbled by his woes But ever I save The Pendragon must rise Chief-most and glorious

I sit in my grave And watch Arthur grow His triumphs notorious Humbled by his woes But ever I save The Pendragon must rise Chief-most and glorious Know thyself and be wise

Author's notes: My first epic love was that of Arthur the Pendragon, unifying king of the Angles and Saxons, and the chosen one of the English Isle. This little verse is from the perspective of Uther, the illegitimate sire of Arthur, and in effect, Great Britain. I hope to one day re-tell the British Legend in its entirety...

As always, thanks for reading, sharing and responding.

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