to oronooko

So blessed as he, Oroonoko.
Standing so tall, gallant and handsome,
only to be deceived by his own.
Taken prisoner, made a slave, a courtier.
Finding amour once more,
the only light of his years.

Beknownst to him, his love soon be taken.
O, such a cruel life he leads.
Sacrifice of his wife he suffers!
Disemboweled, dismembered, castrated,
he dies: a martyr.

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