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The Girl Who Would Be Queen

Updated on May 25, 2019

The toll for a woman is high
She scrapes the ground, but ne'r the sky
and always she is wond'ring why
the world is so unfair.

The time would come, once she had need,
When boys would start to pay her heed,
and she'd pretend their every deed,
was something keen and rare.

Then as her breasts began to bud,
emotions coursing like a flood
for womanhood is bound in blood
... a suitor wins her hand.

But as she gives her throne away
and lets go of her yesterdays
In light of all that had decayed
... She doffs a wedding band.

And though this is a forlorn tale
of hopes that die and dreams that fail
for all those who are still not male
I urge you to be seen!

Because your heart is torn in two
And no one knows what you've been through
You must go back and find in you
The girl who would be queen.


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    • Sed-me profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Ellis 

      6 years ago from Nashville, TN.

      Thank you all!

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      Lee Cloak 

      6 years ago

      A really beautiful very very creative piece of writing, wonderful to read, thanks for sharing, voted up, Lee

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      There is a lot of truth here! Brava!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This is a beautiful poem...I really like it. And the photo adds just the right touch!

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      Audrey Selig 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      I love the poem even in its sadness. Women are often losers in love, especially if they are very choosy. A relative is like that, and I wish she would be more liberal in her thinking. With half a chance, women can shine like a candle in a room darkened in a storm. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Audrey - Sharing

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      Elisabeth Ellis 

      6 years ago from Nashville, TN.

      Thank you Ed. Im glad there are a few good men out there who appreciate the person they share a bed with.

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      6 years ago

      How many times , how many friends or relatives are the women that I've known who surrender their whole being often to the wrong person or at the wrong time ,only to lose the "light " I despise that . What woman deserves to have her very soul mistreated , dominated , denied ? And yet , just a half of a chance and they glow , they actually glow in beauty !.........awesome words my friend !

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      Elisabeth Ellis 

      6 years ago from Nashville, TN.

      Thank you, Frank! I appreciate you reading.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      very creative.. loved it :)

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      Elisabeth Ellis 

      6 years ago from Nashville, TN.

      My friend... you so got this. I love that.

      It began as a joke in the forum; a poem to make ppl uncomfortable, but then it kind of morphed into our (women's) story and I felt it. We're not all like this. Some of us are lions and we don't allow anyone to trample on us. Some of us are ants to be crushed underfoot... but most of us fall in between. We are just little creatures that crave to love and be loved. That's probably why we have the babies. Mother and child is a perfect relationship, when done well. Strong men are so attractive to us, but we want to be adored by them and so often they end up hurting us. The man who uses that strength to love and protect his family... he's what fairy tales are made of. And you're right... in the end... it is only our Father in Heaven, who will love us as we were always meant to be loved. There is no higher love... than to be precious to the King of kings. Thank you for commenting. I love that you took the time. :)

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      Rik Ravado 

      6 years ago from England

      You posed the question, “I wonder if men can relate to it?”

      Definitely. I love it. The poem illustrates the position of women very clearly. I agree that even today life isn’t fair for women and biology and male prejudice still do women down. For example, in the UK we’ve been acknowledging that women don’t get equal pay for many years but the situation still hasn’t been put right.

      I love the last line ..’find in you the girl who would be queen.’

      Its funny how little girl’s often go through a phase of being treated as princesses and even dress up in order to get into the role. Sadly, growing up robs most of them of any sense of ‘royalty’.

      Although the poem is not about faith it reminds me of the idea that Christians are adopted into a royal family and that they will one day inherit a kingdom. In Christian terms, the girl who would be queen WILL one day truly be a Queen and will inherit a share of an Eternal Kingdom.

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      Elisabeth Ellis 

      6 years ago from Nashville, TN.

      Thank you Nancy, that means so much to me! :)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Oh...I want to send it to every woman I know, especially my grown daughters and granddaughters. Such a spellbinding tale, every woman should be able to relate. I appreciate the share, voted up all the way! Thanks, love it.

    • Sed-me profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Ellis 

      6 years ago from Nashville, TN.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read Doris. I'm glad you liked it. :)

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      Doris H. Dancy 

      6 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

      I love this. Even though it is a "forlorn tale," I enjoyed it very much because there is such a playfulness about it. Sad as it may seem, it makes one smile. Great job and voted up.

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      Elisabeth Ellis 

      6 years ago from Nashville, TN.

      Thanks Amie. I wonder if men can relate to it. lol :)

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      Amie Butchko 

      6 years ago from Warwick, NY

      Love. Expressive and relatable.

    • Sed-me profile imageAUTHOR

      Elisabeth Ellis 

      6 years ago from Nashville, TN.

      And you are still the kindest encourager. Thank you!!!

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      6 years ago from Lost...In Video Games and Stories

      You still have the best works ever, Sed-Me! Keep it up! Voted it up interesting, awesome, etc. :P


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