Duke of GloucesterKing Charles I is kneeling before you
has taken your hands in his
he looks into your eyes and speaks:
they will cut off your father's head
and perhaps make thee a king;
but you must not be made a king
whilst your brothers are still live
for they will cut off your brothers' heads
and yours too at the last.
So please child mark what I say:
do not be made a King by them.”
He kisses you, he gives his jewels to you.
Will you remember these moments
decades later as your mother
expels you from her presence?
As your brother pursues his many