The Flight of a Prince - a Poem
We have walked the fields together
Flapped our wings as we bravely fly
Above swollen clouds in bad weather
I fell from high and thought I’d die.
We have soaked in the rain laughing
Not minding to find for cover
Warm pour, ignoring your bluffing
Your eyes love me than any other.
We were both young and carefree
Until your good friend came along
There was just not the two of us but we
In friendship’s measure we three belong.
Then one day our wings touched the last time
You left; days went a hundred longer
I took off my crown like it was a crime
You whispered, “Hush now, soon it will be over.”
He kissed each tear, your friend, he tried
We walked the same fields we once did
Flapped my wings but my heart soon died
Your return will find me in silent bid.
Then you arrived in your brilliant vest of blue
Wearing your crown, dashing, promising
I’m in Heaven’s paradise for my time was due
“Hush now, my love for you have been living.”
Oh prince of mine, we had a lovely time
Where I am, I’m waiting for you day after day
Cloud to cloud, I spread my wings divine
From merry dusk to dawn watch me close, I pray.
The prince's crown turned duller each night
He cried, “God take me please, for her a ring I bring.”
Then one day, the prince made his majestic flight
Off to meet his awaiting bride and loving King.
This peacock prince illuminated, shimmered bright
His armour tail gleamed in hues of eight
God welcomed his royal guest with a ray of light
Wed them and led them through the Gate.
Angels trumpeted; lovebirds spanned their wings again
And thunder drummed sending lightning of seven
They danced like jellyfish to what their hearts contain
For they too now happily reign in Heaven.
≈♥≈ ©coffeegginmyrice (Marites Mabugat), The Flight of a Prince, a Poem 2012