“Prince Charles regards himself as a ‘dissident working against the prevailing political consensus’, who scatters furious letters to ministers on contentious issues and denounces elected leaders of other countries…” The Guardian, 22nd February 2006
The dissident who would be King
keeps hoping he’s the real thing,
but angry letters from an ivory tower
are a far cry from wielding actual power.
He may see himself as the Dalai Lama
but he lives the high life in a diorama,
merely a puppet on the political stage,
desperate to break free, to come of age.
The dissident born of a line of Kings
tugs at governmental apron strings.
From court he courts a war of words
in an attempt to curdle the political herds
He tries his hardest to convince;
just don’t expect solutions from a dissident prince.
He may float like a butterfly but he stings like a moth.
It’s the price Charles pays for being a toff.