The king is dead
And shall I weep that Love's no more,
And magnify his reign?
Sure never mortal man before,
Would have his grief again.
Farewell the long continued ache,
The days adream, the nights awake,
I will rejoice and merry make,
And never more complain.
King Love is dead and gone for aye,
Who ruled with might and main,
For with a bitter word one day,
I found my tyrant slain,
And he in heathenesse was bred,
Nor ever was baptized, 'tis said,
Nor is of any creed,
and dead Can never rise again.
Submitted by Nich Roehler
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