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Phillip Coffey - Prince and a Pauper

All speaking in a soft, broken voice prior to a vigil for a prince and pauper.
Viewing what remained, days after, an almost totally inclusive natural disaster.
The sting of death's viper, stench of lingering, sorrowful vapor hovers over those
In silenced repose - absorbing the loss of those in their final chapter.

One moment after each passed all worldly possessions are left with some of whom may be painfully grieving.
Prior to all of this one was wealthy and powerful, other - the least among us
That Jesus required be treated as though they were his meek children.
Each standing-stripped of all the earthly obsessions at the Pearly gate
Meeting their destiny with Saint Peter.

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