The Queen Of Loneliness
As the sun rose on that morning
The very air sizzled
Ev'ry soul in Loneliness
With not one exception
Felt the excitement in their bones
And the queen, most of all
The day had arrived, she knew it
The day she'd waited for
A calmness settled over her
She felt a sense of peace
And she prepared to meet her fate
As she held court that day
She hid her excitement quite well
But excited, she was
And in the afternoon, he came
She knew him at first glance
Though she'd never seen him before
He was handsome indeed
Though not so richly clothed as some
He boldly approached her
And held her eyes e'en as he bowed
"I've come for you, my queen."
Were the first words he spoke to her
And though she knew it well
He would still have to prove his worth
And so, she said to him
"And what makes you think I'll agree?"
"You're not the first, you know."
"To try to claim me as his own."
"Perhaps I'm not the first."
Said he, "But I will be the last."
And she was quite impressed
"You seem very sure of yourself."
She would not yet concede
True, he was quite superior
To all who'd come before
Her heart was leaping in her chest
And recognized its mate
And she knew that he was the one
Still, he must prove his worth
"You leave much to be desired, knight."
She said. A blatant lie.
"Have no worry for your desires."
"I will fulfill them all."
The knight said in bold flirtation
The queen blushed as she said
"Good men have hung for less than that."
"You speak too bold, Sir Knight."
"I but speak from the heart, my queen."
"And it does burn for you."
"I may not have the greatest wealth."
"Nor too mannerly be."
"But my love for you's eternal."
"My sword at your command."
"If you will but accept my troth."
Terri Lyn Stanfield
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