The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask

Did he exist

Or is this just a tale

that got lost in the mist

πŸŒ‘

Voltaire claimed the man

was of Royal blood

He had to be left to rot

in a cell of dirt and mud

πŸŒ‘

Louise XIV’s

illegitimate older brother

some say he was

the poor soul though could be another

πŸŒ‘

BΓ©nigne Dauvergne de Saint-Mars

was his jailor for life or the story goes

That Saint-Mars knew who he was

we can only suppose

πŸŒ‘

This is a riddle

unlikely to be cracked

But from the story and legend

this should never detract

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