Thursday, June 10, 2010

Magpie Number Eighteen






The Pencil Holder

lovely memento 
of a crown never held
of a man so obsessed 
with the love of his life 
he gave up his throne 
to make her his wife

Edward and Wallis 
futures entwined 
Edward and Wallis 
forever maligned
 a love story, scandal  
 one moment in time 
 love so profound
 a kingdom denied

happy ever after 
a prince and his bride









31 comments:

  1. Oh Helen, I like this! A bit of history, too. Great Magpie!

    Hooray when love wins out!

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  2. glad to have stopped by... this was such a big deal at the time.. and you have portrayed it perfectly with great rhythm and rhyme

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  3. You said it all, and in just a few words. Nice take on the photo!

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  4. History that rhymes-I like this a lot!

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  5. Helen,
    Magnificent;
    Really, simply magnificent!
    rel

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  6. I've never heard that story, but it's lovely.

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  7. Good Magpie. I think she thought she would be queen.

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  8. This is marvelous Helen. I am guessing they never thought their love would become legendary. They wore a crown after all, just not the one that was intended.

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  9. Lovely Helen, we both took the prompt in the same direction....amazing time in history.....bkm

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  10. Helen, I do love this! Scandals are fascinating in how they grow in proportion to the actual truth.

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  11. I always felt for poor George, forced into the monarchy after Edward abdicated. George certainly wasn't cut out to be king and I think it's what eventually killed him.

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  12. Very well written. I think you captured their relationship beautifully.

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  13. Love the way you went with it.
    Great work! :-)

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  14. Happily ever after is a good way to go. A lovely poem!

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  15. Fabulous poem. Even all these years it's nice to know that love will, and does, win!

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  16. I like this so much..he did it his way!! A story that will last..

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  17. There was a wonderful sadness in this, hiding there behind the glorious love story. :)

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  18. oh how i love my happily ever afters...nice magpie!

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  19. Awesome Magpie with great historical flair!

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  20. Nicely done but from what I've read, it wasn't "happily ever after" for either Edward or George.

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  21. AWESOME! Well done. The great romance of the era. Love prevails in this one. Isn't it strange that all of us recall the Prince and his American wife while not so many recall King George? Suppose we are all 'romantics' at heart. Great Magpie!

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  22. Love reigns supreme!
    Great poem.

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  23. You captured this story through a lovely choice of words.
    I love it!

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  24. Wow I am impressed by how you put that together. It’s a great poem that gives us a little history lesson at the same. So you played to both my loves Poetry and History…amazing and wonderful.

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  25. This was a great prompt. Many ways to see a story. I love the story of The Prince and his love. I remember when Elizabeth was crowned the story of them was as big as Elizabeth's coronation. Thanks for your visit.
    QMM

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  26. "a lovely memento of a crown never held . . ." Love this, especially in juxtaposition with the title. Nicely done, and so well rhymed!

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  27. everyone loves happily afters,
    cute tale,
    it is remarkably interesting to read.

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  28. You've highlighted the fairytale aspect of this period in history. I remember one of my aunts saying to me how romantic she thought it was that he gave up the throne for love. Love and romance were not usually associated with the British royal family.
    Nicely done!

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  29. Great write, interesting to read :)
    Warmly
    Marinela

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