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Madam, I am judged, and sentenced by your lords,
their ruling, swiftly given, seals my fate,
but, there is no importance to their words
true judgement comes from God, for this I wait,

Sharing a monarch's passion, duty, pride,
alas, we did not know each other well
for, when my religion was cruelly cast aside
replaced by yours, I feared the hounds of hell

Your grace, my faith is all I have left to me,
I pray the executioner be swift and strong,
may my people remember their Queen Mary,
and forgive her for she tried to do no wrong

              writ in the year of our lord 1586

Copyright © June Fone

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  1. Date: 5/29/2010 4:33:00 AM
    Well written, June! This poem leads us back to a very sad chapter of history! I believe that Mary was only executed because of Elizabeth's jealousy. Wish you a nice Sunday and thank you for your kind comments...Gert

  1. Date: 5/26/2010 6:39:00 PM
    I always hear of her name but don't recall her history or why she was executed? I really like this. Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 5/26/2010 2:52:00 PM
    Wonderful historic piece June, history gives us so much to write about. I try to write as many histroy themed ones as i can >> James

  1. Date: 5/26/2010 9:45:00 AM
    I really like this poem. Last year I stayed in Scotland and toured Edinburgh Castle and saw the sword that was used to Anoint Mary as Queen of the Scots when she was only 9 months old. Excellent details and imagery to go along with this fine rhyme. Chris.