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The Lonely Life Briton Riviere

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Below is the poem entitled The Lonely Life Briton Riviere which was written by poet Shadow Hamilton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Lonely Life Briton Riviere

Being a queen is not so great
always under the spotlight
never a moment to relax
so many people fawning

Ah, but few who are real friends
most just after what they can get
the lonely life is what I lead
as I tend to state duty's

My life is like a fish bowl
I am always on display
yet I must smile and wave
to my subjects as I pass

Bed is the only time to myself
there only can I take repose 
shut out my kingdom for now
then back to sit on my lonely throne

From there I can see my portrait
painted by the great Briton Riviere
depicted in front of my ladies in waiting
I sit suffering , as I rule in loneliness

contest: Briton Riviere  written 06/19/2013

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  1. Date: 7/20/2013 7:32:00 AM
    congrats on a fine win Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/20/2013 11:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Joseph ty dear congrats to you too Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 9:09:00 PM
    Congratulations on a wonderful win, Shadow! Always, Annalise

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/20/2013 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Annalise Ty so much congrats to you too Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 4:38:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/20/2013 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Sara hope you have a lovely W/E ty so much Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:34:00 AM
    Hello Linda, . congratulations... Luv*** LINDA

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/19/2013 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Linda and ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 12:57:00 AM
    Shadow,I really like this one. I think I remember seeing one like this , the way you have described it. Awesome and congrats for your win.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/19/2013 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    so kind ty Andrea glad you like Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:01:00 PM
    Hi Shadow, this is nice.... congrats... luv ~SKAT~

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/19/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Vienna she looks so bored lol Shadow x smiles
    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/19/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty SKAT pleased you enjoyed it Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:12:00 PM
    Congrats Shadow on your winning poem you capture her emotions well xxx

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 6:18:00 PM
    Great to see an entry from you in my contest. You are relatively new at the soup, yes? Congrats on your placement! I suppose you came back to earth glad to be yourself when the poem was finished!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/19/2013 4:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Isiah Ty for both contest and my placement. Yes around a month now Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 3:47:00 PM
    JUST LOVE YOUR POEM II am so moved. Respect for this write! Congratulations

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/19/2013 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Ellie I enjoyed your work too Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 9:49:00 AM
    your wondrous words epitomize the painting, amazing this is...

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/20/2013 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Harry Ty so much for your encouragement Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Bittersweet assignment for the Queen... or as it relates to me, for any one called to commit for a higher duty. Selfless. This reader had a vivid glimpse of what it is like behind the scene of grandiose and Royalty. Thanks.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/20/2013 1:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ooheleth hi ty for taking time to read and your lovely remarks Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 2:09:00 PM
    I haven't decided which one to choose...this was a standout......and you did her justice, Shadow!! Great poem!! ps......thank you very much for my placement in your Myth contest!! Such a fun theme that was! Thanks again!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/20/2013 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Carrie Ty it is a beautiful painting I just tried to show it from a different view lol Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 8:16:00 AM
    so beautiful in its sadness... woven with fine imagery that pierces the soul.. thanks for the honor of placing in your contest, shadow... this piece is a poetic wonder.. ;) huggs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/19/2013 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    deserved place poem was lovely ty so much for your lovely comments Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 9:14:00 PM
    Love it, especially the last line..will go check out the painting. BG

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/19/2013 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Barabra its a gorgeous painting so easy to write about Shadow