A Poem: What Only You Can Do

Once upon a time, a prince was seeking for true love, and therein is this story in poetic form.

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There will be a Prince

In the land I'm in

Who will ask of the Maidens this:

To tell him what only they can do,

And to seal it with a kiss.

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Some will say: "Whatever you want!"

and a kiss they'd so willingly give,

But the one who will win his heart, I'm sure,

Is a Maiden who this answer will give:

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"I'll give you a wife who's the joy of your life

You've been told that before, I am sure;

But a difference I have which none other can give:

My heart I have kept safe and pure.

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"I'll be true to you now and forever, My Prince;

I'll honor your family and name.

I'll kiss you first on our wedding day hence,

And I'll raise children free of all shame.

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"And one thing more, and then I am done,

A question, My Prince, of you:

Tell me just what only you can do

To merit a Princess so true?"

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"I searched for you, a Maiden true

To Covenants known of old,

Nor looked for beauty to behold,

But for your heart so true.

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"What only I can do, to merit one so true?

I honored you, as yet unknown, by who

I have become: strong, and brave, and bold,

Yet sensitive at heart, to hold

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"The virtue in myself I sought in you!

That honor there which, were it not,

You'd smile at me a less-than smile

And break my heart in two.

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"You test me now before the vow

Which is your right do do.

Come plumb my heart in every part.

Come see that I am true

~ ~~ ~

To Covenants known of old

That it may be that there you see

What I can see in you.

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"No poet's rhyme before our time

Can justice to us do,

If now we dare to of this pair

Make one heart of our two."


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

How clever and cute...reminds me of one I just recently posted called: The Bride who blew away. I love the 'rhyme and the medieval time' that is so present throughout the poem. YOu did a great job writing this fun poem.


Susan O'Rourke 4 years ago

A wonderful work of many lessons in life. So sweet- so powerful- and so simple. Simply amazing. I love it!


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Twilight Lawns 4 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Sentimental, and yet sincerely uplifting.

Thank you.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Denise Handlon: Twilight Lawns has "resurrected" this poem just in time for our national debate of morals and ethics, and springtime love. Your own comment of 4 months ago was precious and so welcomed.

Twilight Lawns: I know my Followers are the cream of the crop, too, for we share many of them, and you have labeled them so. From one former teacher (and senior) to another: God bless.


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colorfulone 6 months ago from Minnesota

Wow! I love this poem of yours. It holds so much wisdom.


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Perspycacious 6 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

colorfulone - Thanks for the "Wow!" It was high time I wowed someone today. Glad it was you.

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