Diana

Diana short poem

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I didn’t really notice her, to start with,
A girl with too shaped hair and clothes beyond her years

It wasn’t right, clearly not right
Medieval in some respects
An heir and a spare her task
But a fairy-tale danced in her eyes
It could have been true, it could have been –

But another flame always burned
In her Prince’s heart
Yes, I didn’t really notice her to start off with
A woman now with two small boys
And a hurt so painfully clear
It wasn’t right, clearly not right

She broke away, freed her mind, then freed her body
She began to strive and climb towards the new century
She found purpose, once the chains were broken
HIV/AIDS and mine victims now her task
Dreams of human dignity came from words

But it had to end, it had to
She had become too popular an icon
Mother, sister, and our own rough diamond
The People’s Princess, it was said
And so, I attended the funeral
Of a woman I knew little of
But who everyone felt was their friend

It wasn’t right, clearly not right
Medieval in some degree
The Prince married his Mistress
Who one day will be his Queen

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Trevor Maynard (1963) was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. He is the editor of The Poetic Bond series including THE POETIC BOND, THE POETIC BOND II, THE POETIC BOND III and THE POETIC BOND IV. Trevor's new poetry collection KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON is now available. He read Theatre Studies and Dramatic Art at Royal Holloway College and has worked for ten years in the theater, writing, directing and producing. Trevor is married to Jo and has four kids, six grandchildren, as well as a cat. Other works include FOUR TRUTHS (2010), a collection of four one act plays, and two single plays, GLASS and FROM PILLOW TO POST.
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Swathi Rao
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Well suited ode, to an admirable woman.

Preeti
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Delving into the heart of a woman, her feelings and dreams is really an art! You posses that art! So keep writing and keep us engrossed!

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Tribute To Princess Diana

Tribute To Princess Diana short poem

Blessed Diana, thrilling phrases of love would make a paragraph, for your much distinguished and magnificent epitaph. Your slumber to eternity be likened to a sleeping beauty, who will be awakened by the kiss of a Seraphic Prince of immortality.