Death Of A King

Death Of A King

A Poem by The Iron Horseman
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Just a little macabre humor...

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'The King is dead. Long live the King!'

The necromancer closed up his poisoned ring.

He lifted up his staff, then he began to sing,

The magic words that would resurrect The Thing.


The stinking corpse started to twitch,

The incantation was going without a hitch,

The Latin words were a bit of a b***h,

But the intonation was right, the perfect pitch.


The king would be more malleable now,

He wouldn't ask why, he wouldn't ask how,

So long as his subjects continued to bow,

And the necromancer pretended to kowtow.


The undead king started to rise,

Clutched his crown and opened his eyes.

His piercing scream echoed to the skies,

As his immortal fate was fully realized.


He staggered over to the necromancer,

Said 'I always knew you were a slippery chancer,

And that you fancied the queen, and tried to entrance her,

By telling her that you were a real good dancer.'


'But your dancing days are done, ex-friend,

This is where you meet your end.

My undead mind you cannot bend.

You sealed your fate with that poisoned hen.'


Then the zombie king used might and main,

To bludgeon the necromancer again and again,

Until the necro collapsed, screaming in pain,

And the undead king made a meal of his brain.


The necromancer got his just desserts,

While the undead king developed a taste for desserts!




© 2018 The Iron Horseman


© 2019 The Iron Horseman


Author's Note

The Iron Horseman
What can I say? It was the middle of the night, I couldn't sleep and my twisted sense of humor went to work! It's just supposed to make you smile (or shudder, depending on your sensibilities).

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Action packed, fueled, a little touch of angst and something else. I love it. MAKE ME FEEL. Excellent.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Months Ago

Thanks, Stacy. I think the something else is twistes humor! :)
Stacy (Anastasia) Purvis

3 Months Ago

So awesome. I'm sitting here in this hot office waiting to do a drug test, thinking about people...w.. read more
The Iron Horseman

3 Months Ago

If you ever figure out the answer to that one you will make a fortune! :D
Love it. Great short story twisted with rhyme.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

4 Months Ago

Thanks, Declan. Yep, twisted is definitely the right word! Lol!
I wasn't expecting that ending. For some odd reason, the beginning of the poem reminded me of the chapter in tapestry In the well.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

4 Months Ago

I'm sorry, I don't know 'Tapestry In The Well'. Who is it by?
Iron Horseman - Now that's entertainment! This was off the chain and off the hook......exactly the way I like it. Namyh

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

4 Months Ago

Glad you liked it, Namyh. 'Off the hook' huh? Great tune by the Rolling Stones! :)
that can happen when one awakes near and during the witching hour i guess ;} V7 L3 & 4 give me the chuckle you were working towards ... still laughing reading them over again .. :)
E.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Hey there, Crispy Noodle, my friend. I'm glad it gave you a chuckle. And yes, I know I'm a sick pupp.. read more
I suppose if you get up in the dead of night, you feel a bit macabre. In the old days, you could just shoot the neighbour. Mind you, bludgeoning the necromancer. Is that not the same as shooting the neighbour.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Yes, Paul, I guess so. Shooting is just the more technologically advanced version. Much more civiliz.. read more
Hell yeah, this is an amazing writer. Let alone entertaining and funny to boot. With great epic images that come into your mind on reading this piece that made me chuckle too. Cheers for the laugh.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Dawn. It's nice to know it made you laugh. As they say, humor is the best medicine.
Love those middle of the night writes! This was excellently haunting and entertaining. Well done.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Travis. I'm glad you had fun with it.

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Added on February 9, 2019
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Tags: macabre, sorcery, undead, zombies, humor, satire, murder, revenge, dark, darkness, usurpers

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