Sunday, September 18, 2011

One Single Impression: Betrayal


Jailed man picture: Nicolas Fouquet and replica prison cell in the
Vaux-le-Vicomte cellar. (see below—
click on picture to enlarge)

one crook's lament

here am I locked up
betrayed my friend Aramis
now my end reward
jail is too good for me
misuse of public moneys

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We visited Vaux-le-Vicomte castle in France in the Spring of 2009. It was constructed under order of Nicolas Fouquet (see our Spring 2009 Europe Holiday).

Aramis: fictional musketeer in novels by Alexandre Dumas, père. (Wikipedia link)

Jailed man picture: The Nicolas Fouquet replica prison cell in the Vaux-le-Vicomte cellar. Fouquet was replaced as Minister of Finance by his his cunning agent and successor Jean-Baptiste Colbert. "In early 1665 Fouquet was transferred to the fortress of Pignerol. There, Eustache Dauger, the man identified in contemporary official correspondence as the Man in the Iron Mask, served as Fouquet's manservant. The former minister bore his imprisonment with manly fortitude, and composed several mediocre translations in prison. The devotional works bearing his name are apocryphal.
According to official records, Fouquet died in Pignerol on March 23, 1680."
Wikipedia Article for more.
Find more poems at One Single Impression using "Betrayal" as prompt
Prompt word "Betrayal" was suggested by Leo of I Rhyme Without Reason

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