King Harold's Doom

Dear Sirs,
I'm the English Possessive
born and bred in four kingdoms
to get lost in transcription
due to illiterate people.

Go ask the young folks
what do they know about me
to get all but a hint
of their insular nonsense
bored and fed in an acronymed land.

Me! That Saxon legacy
once known as a noble apostrophe
able to make a owner and a landlord
out of any given fellow
I, mighty ruler now widely forgotten.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
what have I done to deserve
this daily offense, this bitter end, 
no less than a dull martyrdom?
For just a heirloom I have become.

Truly yours,
The Saxon Genitive.

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