Today's poetical history lesson comes to us courtesy of Kerin Gedge. Check out his project: The Vocabuverse.
Kerin Gedge, a projectionist coping with the lack of much to do when his Employer went digital years ago, decided to use his downtime to rewrite the English Dictionary as poetry (mainly because he'd always wanted to read it but frankly found it boring). Recently made redundant thanks to technology, Kerin lives in New Zealand and is exploring career options in between writing The Vocabuverse as well as being a full time Dad!
There was a king called Charlemagne
Charles the first also his name
King of the Franks in seven sixty eight
Later on a King in Italy
Remembered throughout history
By his designation: Charles the Great!
Since in the West Rome’s Empire fell
The books about those days do tell
He was the first in three whole centuries
To bear the title “Emperor”,
And Holy Roman Emperor,
Crowned so by Pope Leo number three.
After fall of Roman Empire
He was the first king to acquire
Most of Western Europe in his grasp
Which he ruled for thirteen years
Until he left earth’s mortal sphere
In eight one four when alas he breathed his last.