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Princess of courage

In days not long ago lived our princess 
gracious, elegant and so beautiful 
everyone she met rich, poor she'd impress 
a daughter, wife, and mother dutiful,

her oath and vows she took seriously 
sadly her true love was never returned 
abandoned treated mysteriously 
our princesses wellbeing unconcerned,

this loveless marriage and deceit must end
living in London’s pretence with prince John
unwilling to repair her heart nor mend
he was happy to divorce, see her gone,

her life ended in unexplained disaster 
sadly there was no happy ever-after.




Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/5/2018 3:24:00 AM
A sad story Roy and I think I know what this sonnet is about. Well written. Tom.
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Roy Pett
Date: 6/5/2018 5:40:00 AM
Thank you so much for your very kind comment Tom, I would expect you to connect my sonnet to an actual event as you are so knowledgeable my friend, I just hope history never repeats as it has in the past and recent times, thanks again for your support much appreciated. :))
Date: 6/4/2018 2:26:00 PM
- The way you put down the words really gives me an insight in these feelings, Roy - Very well done ! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/5/2018 5:35:00 AM
Thank you so much for your very kind comment Anne-Lise, being a princess is certainly not like the fairy tales of love and glamour, history tells us of some awful realities, thanks again for your support and encouragement much appreciated. :))
Date: 6/4/2018 12:36:00 PM
A woeful sorrow repeated far too often. Enjoyed reading this fine sonnet my friend and the reality is that two out of three marriages end in divorce these days. Blessed are those that find true love and both partners return the love they are given.. A fav..
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Roy Pett
Date: 6/5/2018 5:27:00 AM
Thank you so much for your very kind comment Robert, I’m honoured that you found my sonnet enjoyable, so for you to add this to your favourites is really encouraging and inspirational, thanks again for your support much appreciated my friend. :))
Date: 6/4/2018 12:28:00 PM
A well written sonnet, Roy. Sadly, it happens everyday. I'm not even sure why some people get married in the first place.
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Date: 6/5/2018 5:22:00 AM
Thank you so much for your very kind comment Daniel, I totally agree, my partner and myself saw no need to marry, we are now in our thirty forth year with two grown children that we adore and committed to each other, thanks again for your support and encouragement my friend. :))