I shouldn't speak

I'm just a figure head

Nothing more nothing less

They never deluded me into thinking

That I could ever be anything more

Than a pawn

In their little game of chess

Although at times

I can't help but wonder

What it would be like

If I stood up and said

"stop, that is enough

I cannot sit by idly any longer"

I would pause here

(for dramatic effect of course)

Before I continued on

"I've watched as you have corrupted

my realm and have done nothing to

stop it"

It's quiet dead quiet

"but now I will step up to the challenge,

and try to reverse the damage

that you have done"

I stare into the eyes of everyone

seated around me

"and you will listen too, because I am

(after all I've let slip by still) the ruler

of the realm