The Queen Of Loneliness
The court was hushed and still
Her advisors didn't dare breathe
T'was this she'd waited for
Wasn't it? The knight feared her not
And faced her eye to eye
They waited in expectation
The time seemed to crawl by
The queen, in deep contemplation
Finally the knight stood
And approached the queen with boldness
And took her in his arms
And kissed her with all his passion
The guards approached at once
And prepared to take him pris'ner
The crowd gasped and murmured
And as the guards reached to take him
The queen pulled back and spoke
"Stand down guards! Take him not!." said she
"For he has ev'ry right."
"He was but claiming what was his."
"I expected no less."
And so that one and all could hear
She quite loudly proclaimed
"This knight has passed my test, and so,"
"I claim him as my mate."
A great cheer went up from the crowd
The queen's smile lit the room
And as she kissed her knight again
The entire kingdom shook
And hearts long cold and hard were thawed
For in giving her heart
The curse's power disappeared
And love was in the air
It could be felt by one and all
And joy filled the land
Terri Lyn Stanfield
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