Family Hanover Posing for Portrait

The family of George V of Hanover is sitting for a portrait, holding frozen poses, hoping that Mr. Giere will capture them warmly so that a way for unification with Britain can be influenced.  George is now forced to look to his right, hiding his dead eye, focusing on a ceiling water stain, pretending to care about his oldest daughter which he doesn't for she was the first of three female disappointments and he holds it against her.  His wife tries her best to gaze at George with admiration, but that is a false expression which she mostly carries off because her true loves, her baby girls, are on her lap and shoulder, wondering why their father is so distant and not understanding why he keeps looking up at God.

© Poem Fix 2012
Image: Giere

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