Rhymes & Reasons
A Royal Waste
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Posted: January 25, 2020
Why Prince Harry's decision seems over-the-top…
To be a royal isn't fun.
It is a royal pain.
If you ask Harry what he found so hard,
he'll likely say the hand dealt him
was not a royal flush
while brother William held the winning cards.
Or then again, he might be quick
to criticize the press
for stalking him and Meghan like wild game.
To be the focus of their lens
feels like the royal shaft
as they attempt to dodge the press's aim.
A prince's life is crowned by angst
for one who won't be king.
It's clear to see the problems he will face.
But must he move to Canada
and leave it all behind?
Somehow it seems to me a royal waste.
Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network. Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer, which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.
Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.
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