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Young Princess--Older Queen

I was born in the south. I live in the south and will die in the south. This is only a small part of the memories I share.


Young princess proud and fragile

Taking each dawn and covering her nights.

Young princess strong and wise

She is her past and future in her eyes.

Walk silently muted clouds you speak

Young princess, lioness, formidable, not weak.

Young princess, born in power

She builds straw homes, spear and tower.

Dark foe dares not to touch her hand

Young princess still the angry waters in her lands.

Young princess, find a secret place

Rest quietly, weep lightly, light your face.

The raven, the eagle, and serpent sings

Young princess nature bowed in faded things.

Young princess bold, strong, and daunting love

She reminds us of years, the fire and the dove.

Older queen, sage in wisdom, silent in grace

Older queen, once a princess, grown in lace.

Young princess, holds a heart in time

Young princess, kingdom thine.

Writer's summary – easy to understand;

better to digest.


© 2019 Kenneth Avery

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