Nefertiti's Bust - Neues Museum of Berlin
Prompt by Tess Kincade, Magpie Tales
Nefertiti - Queen of Egypt
Oh Nefertiti, most exalted Queen of Egypt;
Lady of mystery and Mistress of drama.
Thou favoured wife of Pharaoh Arkhenaten.
Thy name, "The one of beauty has arrived",
Doth herald fame to shout it aloud from time's recorded annals.
Thy history abounds, untarnished like tell-tale embers,
glowing still from that most charismatic Dynasty.
A time when Egypt bloomed with untold riches,
A time of power and might unequaled through the ages
A time thine heavy crown was held aloft with pride.
Where art thou now? Perhaps not quite immortal.
Thou ascended from the void to become a glowing star;
the other binary, to rule with power beside thine Pharaoh.
Such beauty was not seen before, nor yet repeated.
Three and thirty centuries have not eclipsed thy glory.
Thy distant Earthly dwelling remains a sharp,
well focused reminiscence to haunt our hearts.
Those twelve years thou dreamed up Monotheism
with that most renegade of kings, Arkenaten.
Six daughter suns were born to thee oh mighty queen.
Yet we see thee fall from heaven like a shooting star.
For no son is born to thee, and no male successor comes.
Instead we see the boy Tutankhamen rise to glory . . .
. . . . . not from thy womb, oh queen, but by a lesser wife, Kira, and sired by Arkhenaten, and thou art lost for ever . . .
. . . . . to meet the real and mighty Monotheistic God.
Looks as though someone has 'nibbled' her ear . . . hehe!
(I found some interesting facts about Tutankhamen's life which includes mention of his father Arkhenaten and Nefertiti, plus their unpopular changes to religion - also A and N were cousins and Tutankhamen, by Kira, married one of his six half sisters. Lots of inbreeding around that time.)
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