The Prince's Bride - Poem by Psaltydog's Thoughts
On a bleak mid morning walk
along a wild river flowing into a forewarning dense smoke
An unwary bride clothed in a white satin gown
walks barefoot over a freshly fallen oak
Kissed only by her betrothed prince
she follows the river deep into the darkened wood
Forgetting her first love, darkness veils her eyes
and clouds all she's ever understood
Darkness reaching beyond the night
as leaves fall one-by-one into endless shadows
Bare trees bowing before an icy wind
shadows a fallen bride upon a neglected meadow
O maiden bride, your eyes were so full of life
Bright eyes charming his life with every smile
Now so crestfallen, so unattached
searching for solace, disgraced into self-exile
What king could ignore the maiden's crime
How could he turn his eyes from the law he'd written
Justice only stands while wrongs are rectified
O the debt we pay when the law is broken
Sunbeams of dust brake through a grated window
casting a laced shadow upon a damp stone wall
No candle to illumine this dismal place.
Until now no comforting words at all.
Enter a messenger with news of her wronged prince.
Her unfaithfulness he freely forgave.
And because of his love, love that can never be shattered
he took her pain while his life he freely gave
A lamp, the messenger gave to the sorrowful bride to be kept
ere the prince's soon return, constantly lit in the window above
The bride is again secure in the truths she once held
And knowing, though we rise or we fall, Death cannot stop true love
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