What Charles Can’t Say Anymore

The planet is warming 
the rain forest is burning
much modern architecture sucks

When you get to be the king
you no longer get to do your thing
at least not the way you used to do it

Unlike his mom he can't just wear
a suit of yellow and a flower of blue
to show Ukraine that his heart is there

They say his mother never set a foot wrong

This may be a little too much to expect
perhaps he will have to get by remembering
the words of his mentor Laurens van der Post
“if I look after the footsteps, and lengthen my stride, 
the miles will take care of themselves.”

South African Sir Laurens van der Post (1906-1996) – was a friend and mentor to Charles, and a godfather to Prince William

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