I am intrigued by the start of things;
What lies at the very heart of things.
For ceremonials seem to be set
Firmly in amber and yet.... and yet....
'It's always been done this way' they say.
But 'always' had its own natal day.
Someone, once, said 'Let's all kneel!'
Or 'I vote we hear the church-bells peal!'
Or 'How about if we shout Hip Hip!'
Or 'Lets walk in a circle and then dip!'
'I know!' another would say 'Then I'm
Going to say a really important rhyme!'
'Let's all throw our hats in the air!
Another will say ' And tear our hair!'
Ideas must have surfaced one by one;
They probably had a lot of fun!
I bet they quarreled and disagreed
Over timing, wording, dance and deed!
Finally, feeling most frustrated
Someone must have stood up and stated
'The king's crowned tomorrow! It's up to me
To create something called a cer-e-mon-y.
Understand! We're on a mission,
Creating something they'll call TRADITION!
In hundreds of years I can hear them say
'Of course, it's always been done this way.'