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Princess Sarah

Your chosen name was Sarah So named many moons ago Nursing my growing belly Consumed by the moonlight glow Watching above twinkling starlight So planned whole life with you Thinking before you were born As Sarah inside me grew You were my total secret Was conceived in passions flame Dearest Sarah I loved you From deciding on your name My Sarah, Princess Sarah So saying under my breath Could no longer hide my shame To stay would be our death Many miles I walked that day Until tired I tumbled down Faint blackness closed in on me Woke to dog jumping around I was carried to a barn Caring hands tend to my hurt Shouted out Princess Sarah Thought I would get just desert All the while they quietened me Soothing words urged my repose Three months later I was birthed Sarah with sweet button nose Welcomed home as family With Sarah too on the farm When Princess Sarah was two My worries brought to alarm Recognised some visitors Standing beyond the gateway Turning one looked towards me With relief they walked away Princess Sarah at my breast Reached to wipe away my tear Nothing further ever said I worked on year by year One midsummer, a pageant May queen to be elected Gathering in Jackson’s field My Sarah was selected She was dancing around the maypole Sixteen and willowy tall All eyes on her lovely face Sarah was gone by nightfall Princess Sarah was abducted Bad men carried out this deed Searched far and wide hereabouts Note arrived, read “your bad seed” My dearest Princess Sarah All in turmoil senses lost My sin has caught up with me to my Princess Sarah’s cost I prayed for deliverance Then came an amazing sight My darling Princess Sarah Glimmering in the moonlight Her dark eyes looked into mine With her hair all gone awry Streaming tears blurred my vision To blink I tried to deny But within a fatal blink Sarah had disappeared No stirring of the night air Now so sadly as I feared So up to bed I then did tread Sank exhausted on the stair In dreams Princess Sarah comes How I long to hold her close One day it will be final When I too am in repose

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Date: 5/16/2020 2:02:00 PM
Very creative imagination...Enjoyed the read...
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theresa stephens
Date: 5/16/2020 3:36:00 PM
I appreciate your reading it and your generous comments. Thank you x