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for Her Majesty Queen Ann of Trowbridge near Glouchester
by Jim Howell

Friday, March 21, 2003

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Oh! maiden fair with firey hair
and grace and beauty shone,
put forth your hand, remove the stone
retrieve me from this lair.
~
For by your spell it's here I stay
in deep and dark recess,
and though my Queen knows what is best
release these bonds I pray.
~
For since day one I've served the call,
knightly promises kept.
And when required I have not slept
when sent past castle walls.
~
This vexing spell, unknown to you
causes great grief and woe.
But you're the Queen and even so
you do what you must do.
~
Make this knight respect the Queen,
give him some test by fire.
You will find his want and desire
are true as ever seen.
~
And when this noble task is through
and my victory won,
I'll return before setting sun
and do it all again for you.
~
I love my Queen as well you know,
I'm at your beck and call.
I shall not stumble, shall not fall,
my love, I pray still shows.
~
This knight his next command awaits,
alas! from whence it hail.
Slaying dragons, finding the Grail,
or simply guarding the gate.

~ Amen


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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/21/2003
me, too, e. jim, this was a fantastic write; enjoyed! love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :)
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/21/2003
Nice poem, great rhythm to it.
Glad I stopped by.
~E
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