The Keys of the Kingdom

The kingdom had so many keys,

keys to its doors,

keys to its gold,

keys to its time,

keys to its secrets.

Nothing moved without a key.

Everything was controlled.

Nothing was free.

Then came the Great War of the Keys

and the kingdom collapsed.

Its doors stayed open,

its secrets exposed.

Its gold melted away.

Its locks grew rusty.

Time stood still.

All it had valued 

rotted away,



into a heap

of useless keys.


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