Dick Surrendered

Richard III falls from grace
Into a grave
A church at Leicester
Slain at the Battle of Bosworth Field
Criminal king
Curled up
Curled spine
Hands bound
Quiet beneath a parking lot
Still suffering from war wounds
Asking to be left alone
To trade his kingdom for a horse
Feet have been sliced away
Now a building foundation
Now an exhibit
Now tired being hated
Supposed tyrant
Surrendered to Tudor
Surrendered to time

© Poem Fix 2013
Photo by AP/University of Leicester

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