Art, Stuart France, symbolism

That King Thing…

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To commence with an aside,

Ex-Rex Edward

tried for the rest of his life,

post abdication,

to aquire the Royal Title

for his paramour Wallis Simpson,

without success…

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Does it make me wonder?

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Well, not really.

It all depends who regulates such things?

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To which the answer is always

the present incumbent

rather than the previous one.

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This almighty tussle of first and second borns

takes us right back to the bible

and Cain versus Abel…

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Irish Roi, Latin Rex and Indian Raj are cognate,

which, somewhat incredibly, means, ‘related by blood’!

but that sounds to me more like sanguine verbosity.

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Similarly related are Arabic Shah and Russian Tsar…

So, hands up for Chinese Emperor?

No, clearly not.

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INRI

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I know what it is supposed to stand for,

‘Joshua Nazarene King Jew’

but something tells me

we have been led, oh so, sorely astray!

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