A pair of ferrets scurried across the scaffolding,
The day was grown dark, and they were quite blind.
Unmarked marble graves, under an adorned dome,
Mice squeaked in a corner, the roof leaked.
“Majestic” chuckled one, but then grew silent,
Every stroke on stone, every nook, every slab,
Whispered a story that carried across centuries,
And they had grown too deaf to hear.
How timeless it must have seemed,
The king to his beloved, “My dear,
We lived, we loved, we shall lie,
Side by side, in our marble beds,
How timeless it must have seemed;
How cruel! Taken over by louts and lovers
who wont let the royal couple rest in peace.
The ferrets slunk away with a sombre thought,
The King of man remains a man.