What Would Wallis Say
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The Rolls-Royce that ferried Meghan Markle to the chapel to marry Prince Harry was the same car that took US divorcee Wallis Simpson to her husband's funeral.
What Would Wallis Say?
What would Wallis say if she were there that day,
a divorcee too, American through and through?
Did she offensively blink when Diana winked?
She and Adolf were friends. Let’s not pretend.
Her man was the King, who discarded all things
to take her as wife, this love of his life.
In that space of time, divorce was a crime
so, he put down The Crown when Wallis was found.
Life was no fairytale but great love did prevail.
Ugly words were said and ugly words they read.
Socialites all the style in unspoken exile.
What would Wallis say if she were there that day?
Would she turn up her chin in a bigoted grin
or grow greatly dazed by the change of ways?
Do you think she’d be glad that this woman had
been loved and accepted where she was rejected?
Copyright © Janis Thompson | Year Posted 2018
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