Treasure Island

Trevor Maynard

(11th September 1963 / Rochford, Essex)

Diana


I didn’t really notice her, to start with,
A girl with too shaped hair and clothes beyond her years

It wasn’t right, clearly not right
Medieval in some respects
An heir and a spare her task
But a fairy-tale danced in her eyes
It could have been true, it could have been -

But another flame always burned
In her Prince’s heart
Yes, I didn’t really notice her to start off with
A woman now with two small boys
And a hurt so painfully clear
It wasn’t right, clearly not right

She broke away, freed her mind, then freed her body
She began to strive and climb towards the new century
She found purpose, once the chains were broken
HIV/AIDS sufferers and mine victims now her task
Dreams of human dignity came from words

But it had to end, it had to
She had become too popular an icon
Mother, sister, and our own rough diamond
The People’s Princess, it was said
And so, I attended the funeral
Of a woman I knew little of
But who everyone felt was their friend

It wasn’t right, clearly not right
Medieval in some degree
The Prince married his Mistress
Who one day will be his Queen

Submitted: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I am no monarchist, but the effect on society of Diana, Princess of Wales, cannot be denied. Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles in 1981 in a fairy-tale ceremony watched by hundreds of millions around the world, however, the mask slipped pretty quickly and the truth about Charles’ continuing relationship with his mistress was revealed. To her credit Diana, Princess of Wales, did break free, and became a positive influence, for example, by hugging AIDS patients. However her life was tragically cut short in a car accident. Her funeral saw the greatest outpouring of emotion ever seen on a national scale in the UK. I even found myself camped out overnight outside Westminster Cathedral, discussing life with Portuguese mime artiste in a cardboard box.

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