Princess of Wales
Somebody's "little girl"
"Mummy" to William and Harry
"The People's Princess"
None are immune. Grief comes to everyone.
to Diana, her sons, and the world
The tears, the pain, the hollowness...
Now astounds us all.
Our hearts are torn asunder, our days are filled with grief.
How can we apologize? We really must repeat.
What are we to say? What are we to do?
Can this really be the end? Won't she see us through?
Put aside the anger, wash away the grief.
For now we must respect her. Her life was much too brief.
Our hearts are as one in the sorrowful passing,
Of this our Queen of Hearts.
The homage we now pay is but
A pitance as she departs.
Our sweet young glimmer of hope,
Has nurtured it all before.
In her romantic dream she sees...
Love as an open door.
Will the little children,
Come and wave farewell?
She really would have liked that,
Knowing her so well.
Our lady of the world was bright,
Her smile deep and pure.
Can we kiss you one more time
As we bid a fond adieu?
The boys must really know by now,
What she meant to us.
Take strength, and joy, and happiness
And march on to a lasting trust.
A trust your mother has enscribed,
Of peace and love and beauty.
We wish you all the best in life
And have our deepest pity.
Please remember that your mom,
A woman of great beauty,
Has like the flowers of the field
Bloomed in every city.
Won't you stop and smell a rose?
It's really quite divine.
But then again, my fair haired boys,
You've had one all the time.
Please be cautious of the petals
As they are so fragile.
A touch, a breath, a movement too strong
And they will all unravel.
Oh, sweet dear Diana,
A flower to us all, on life's wide open plain.
Your beauty was so frail...
Like petals in the rain.
We stand in utter silence.
Nothing can be heard
As she passes one last time...
Our eyes are left to burn.
The tears will fill the streets of London.
Dare I say the world?
Oh, Sweet Love to all of us,
Will we ever learn?
Richard E. J. Driskill, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
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