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Chic Queen faces GuillotineAlluring and fashionable was Marie Antoinette,Chic Queen faces Guillotine by Axel-von-Fersen
Who played at being shepherdess and coquette.
But the Queen's clothes and games were expensive,
And the starving peasants, who paid, grew restive.
So, finally, in Revolution, rose France's citizenry,
And stripped pretty Marie of all her riches and finery.
France's once hot and "oh so chic" beauty Queen,
Met her fate by the cold blade of the guillotine.
Marie's BeheadingWe were in chaos. Building were blazing with fire that lit up the night sky. Houses and businesses were burning to the ground. There was a black cloud of ash and smoke hovering over the city.Marie's Beheading by silver-pears
"This is the revolution!" One man shouted as he ran passed with a torch. Women and children were running for their lives. Men were marching around the streets in parades with fire and swards. People were cheering. Some were drinking. It was a nightmare.
Henry took me by the arm and we ran with a group of people who were running towards the town square. My first instinct was to run for the edge of the city. Get out of here and find a safe place. The center of the city would be the worst place to go...
I slammed into a man's back when we stopped running. My gaze went from the center of his shoulders to the middle of the square. The guillotine was standing tall and thirty for blood. The blade sparkling clean. A man I didn't recognize was at the podium of the guillotine. He rose his hand and the crowd