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The Daughter,s Story

Their tongues are laced with poison.
They stretch and crane their necks,
Trying to get as many licks in as possible.
Their rule is unstable, always shifting.

They licked the wrong person this time.
She had beauty and power in ways they never could.
Their lick did not make her scream out in pain,
It made her roar with frustration and anger!

She sat quietly, playing with the animals.
She was waiting for her mother’s return.
Her mother’s roar shook the very ground beneath her.
The sky turned a foreboding gray as she raced toward her mother.

“I will not stand for their ignorance!
I have stayed in this land for too long.
I will move to where their rule can’t touch me.”
The mother, upon seeing the daughter, smiled softly.

“You do not have to come with me if you don’t want to.
The choice is up to you, my love.”
With that, the mother went to her house to pack.
But, she will not leave until the daughter has made her decision.

“What should I do? The people here have been so nice to me!
I don’t want to leave them, but what about this ruler?
Do I really want to support someone with no sense to rule?
Maybe if I just live a quiet, reserved life here, I’ll be okay!”

Word had gotten around that she was thinking of leaving.
The ruler decided to try to use her against her mother.
“Why leave your MANY friends because of one person?’”
Out of all the works she has done, this is the only one they commented on.

They must think she’s stupid.
She never wanted to get involved,
But they are trying to force her into this.
They have over stepped their boundaries.

The announcement about her and her mother had been taken down.
After, an announcement was made indirectly saying that theirs were irrelevant.
She had enough of this pettiness and had made up her mind.
She is leave side by side with her mother.


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  1. Date: 5/24/2014 8:33:00 PM

    You are a wonderful writer Ilyeza , So is your wonderful mother and I do so miss her cheeky quips . Stay and win gorgeous Rulers tend to abdicate when challenged.
  1. Date: 4/27/2014 12:49:00 PM

    Dear ILeyza! You are a brilliant writer! Daughter's poetry at it's best! The depth is made deeper by the writer's tears and the mother's hurt, however, comfort shines in the light of their love for each other! I have had the deepest respect and admiration for there is another princess among my faves! If you go to another site, please let me know as I would be honored to join you! In admiration, chuck
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 4:12:00 PM

    Soup Mail!!
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 1:56:00 PM

    Irrelevant NOT!!!! BTW, note that Giorgio has not been around?? Has he been banned? Anyhow you and your Mom are----so there!! Hugs