The Manor of the Fall

There was once long ago,

a man of great wealth,

and accumulated powers,

he was caught up in stealth.

 

Let courage make way for a truth revealed,

A secret that can no longer be sealed.

 

Then one day a young girl,

of sharp mind and manner,

struck up a friendship,

and moved into his manor.

 

Let courage make way for a truth revealed,

A secret that can no longer be sealed.

 

She’d become the wife,

to a man she despised,

but her solace was revenge,

and her feelings disguised.

 

Let courage make way for a truth revealed,

A secret that can no longer be sealed.

 

This man concealed a history,

of corruption and theft,

and showed no mercy to allies,

whom he left quite bereft.

 

Let courage make way for a truth revealed,

A secret that can no longer be sealed.

 

Her scheme was in action,

to expose him from within,

and return all the money,

that he’d robbed off her kin.

 

Let courage make way for a truth revealed,

A secret that can no longer be sealed.

 

On a dark moonless night,

she carried out her plan,

with the help of the guards,

from the council she ran.

 

Let courage make way for a truth revealed,

A secret that can no longer be sealed.

 

The guards broke in to the manor,

seizing all the money and deeds,

which he’d stolen, and deprived

citizens of their land and needs.

 

Let courage make way for a truth revealed,

A secret that can no longer be sealed.

 

The man was soon sentenced,

to a long lifetime in a cell,

but his legend still stands,

as witness to the man who fell.

 

Let courage make way for a truth revealed,

A secret that can no longer be sealed.

 

His wife revealed her identity,

a young princess to the land,

whose father she’d seen murdered,

by the tyrant’s heavy hand.

 

Let courage make way for a truth revealed,

A secret that can no longer be sealed.

 

The manor still stands on its hill,

testament, to see today,

that only with courage and wisdom,

can justice make forth its way.

 

The End

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