Woes For Such Farcical Pantomime?

I believe I’m correct in saying that when crowned as King, this weekend coming, Prince Charles, will become ‘the supreme governor’ of the Church of England.

As the latest head of the British monarchy, he, alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, will be head of the Protestant faith, a faith in God which numbers between 800 million and 1 billion followers worldwide.

I believe I’m also correct in saying that the current edict of the Protestant Faith supports the commandments as preached in the Holy Bible.

The accepted belief of the Roman Catholic faith, along with others who consider themselves to be believers in God, is that the Sixth Commandment states– thou shall not commit adultery.

However, I understand there is a theological debate within the Protestant Faith over what constitutes the word adultery. But what is definitely accepted by the Protestant Church is the Seventh Commandment:-to cherish and honour marriage.

I wonder if Charles or the woman he is NOW married to can believe either of them honoured or cherished their own marriages?

How can anybody who is part of the contemporary establishment support this absurd charade?

Unless of course …I’ve got why!

The furnished support is based on the simple understanding that some sort of honour or privilege will be given to the donor.

Will we ever again hear these, or similar dulcet words of lament, said of our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:—

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,
Fear’d by their breed and famous by their birth,

Taken from Act 2… The Tragedy of Richard II… from John of Gaunt’s deathbed scene


Where is our John of Gaunt in our present hour of need?

Where is our Shakespeare in this looming tragedy?

This desecrated Isle of Kings

So loved for such many things

Where go you as I stand in line

In this queue for food for such expensive time?

Lives are wasted in faraway land

Once our friend, now considered out-of-hand.

Where go you in such time of need,

When it’s us who pays for your waste and greed? 

Oh King in name but snake in passion

Perhaps it needs your grasp to be chasten.

Or does your eye seek another’s bride

Who does not attend your farce but stays to hide?

Go you fool, to play elsewhere

On some cold isle, no horse to share.

Alone to rot, fester and decay

With no one to scrape to your regal sashay.  

© 2023 Daniel Kemp All Rights Reserved

About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp is a seventy-four-year-old member of The Society of Authors. He is also a bestselling writer. He writes stories that appeal to those who like challenging themselves to solve mysteries that are set out before their eyes. His introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic incident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for six years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All ten of his novels are now published by Next Chapter Publishing Company which has added an edition titled The Heirs And Descendants Collection, which holds all four books of that series, alongside an edition titled The Lies And Consequences Collection which contains all four volumes of that series. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed executive of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising his first novel. He likes to write quotes and it's on Goodreads where you can find them--- https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/list/72612151 An example of these quotes opens his novel--Once I Was A Soldier:--There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality. Less
This entry was posted in Author/Writer, Raconteur and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Woes For Such Farcical Pantomime?

  1. Hi Danny, I read your thought on this coronation with interest. I don’t believe in royalty simply because I don’t believe in hereditary titles. People should get any job because they are the right person for it and have the necessary skills not because it belonged to their father. As for the Anglican faith, it was established to enable King Henry VIII to divorce his wife and marry his mistress, not an illustrious beginning 😉. Enjoy the coronation if you watch it. I’ll be at the children’s festival otherwise I would watch it. I like to see all the historical things like the coaches.

  2. Daniel Kemp says:

    I agree with you about the ability to do a particular job rather than inherit the position. I won’t be watching any of it, and for what it’s worth, I don’t believe the monarchy will last for very long. If I’m right it will be interesting to see what job they would qualify for.

  3. Daniel Kemp says:

    I would like to thank all who liked this post. However, I cannot view some of your own Blogs to ‘Thank You’ personally.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s