Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,244 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

In Royal Graciousness - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Mother, Queen of Hearts, sure of her charm, rejects
criticism as non-existent, I convinced her (since my
sister the Duchess could not, though she showed
such disrespect) she is unwelcome on the farm

The Queen chose to stay in the old age home,
there is no other option left; my Duchess-sis
overjoyed, the Queen graciously informed
her coterie of friends she stays with them

Playing piano, doing exercises, visiting Alzheimer
patients; though the Queen feels sorely put upon
that the Duchess dared to send her away, she
has no access to things to give away

Sis livid upon discovering mother had disposed
of her furniture; dad fumed when mother gave
his pension to Tom Thumb, her youngest son;
Peter Pan, another son

Was shocked when he discovered mom had spent
the sale price of a house so it was lost, mom
throws money about like a queen, using
sis' income - sis needs help

To break the stranglehold mom's growing
debt -unlimited credit- has upon her still
I cannot help, my own credit already is
bigger than my salary…

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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