Paul Hansford


Death Of A Queen - Poem by Paul Hansford

She was industrious
for one of her elevated station,
not above scavenging
for her own building materials.
‘Well, you have to, ’ she might have said,
‘at least at the outset,
‘before the real workers get started.’
I, however, no respecter of rank,
would have none of her,
and hit her with my latest work.
Ah well, one less wasp nest this summer.
Her epitaph – “Here lies a Queen,
killed by Poetry.”


Comments about Death Of A Queen by Paul Hansford

  • Rookie Susan Jarvis (9/29/2009 10:10:00 AM)

    I could think of worse ways to die - now there's an idea for my epitaph! A delightful poem. S ;) (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 15 Points Eyan Desir (6/30/2009 8:35:00 AM)

    Poetic and thoughtful
    very clever (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Abdul Karim (5/25/2009 2:10:00 AM)

    This is very great Writing, thanks for Sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 27 Points Fiona Davidson (12/29/2008 2:26:00 PM)

    lol nice sting at the end there Paul....thanks for sharing it... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008



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