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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


Liz Westwood from UK on June 22, 2019:

Not yet, but hopefully we will make it across the Pond one day. A trip to the USA would keep me in writing material for years.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on June 19, 2019:

Hello, Liz -- not hardly. I would be very cautious, and fearful about tackling a topic that concerned your Queen Elizabeth and her court because I would be afraid that someone, somewhere of her employment would take some of my thoughts the wrong way.

And you know my thoughts. They can be easily misinterpreted.

Write soon, Liz. And have you made plans to fly over to my country?

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on June 19, 2019:

Hi, Gypsy Rose Lee -- my sincere thanks to YOU, for such a sweet comment. If I haven't said it enough, I am sorry. I do appreciate you so much.

Write soon.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 12, 2019:

Wonderful verse. Like a poetic fairy tale.

Liz Westwood from UK on June 11, 2019:

When I read the title I thought you might be referring to the UK queen, who came to the throne at a young age, but who is now 93.

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