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A princess each
From two opposing kingdoms
Met and fell in love.
The wrath of kings
And the scorn of queens
Were not enough to sway them.
Their love was such
As bards may sing--
Crossed by stars,
And doomed by blood.

Together by chance,
Apart by design,
They contrived communication.
Love letters sent
By messenger birds,
Or carried by loyal friends.
But few friends had they,
And eventual betrayal
Would crush their hoping hearts.

With war on the plains,
The two kings decided
To lock their daughters away.
A tower and a dungeon,
Two separate realms of pain,
Cut the princess pair in half,
No sight nor sound of either.
One princess bound in chains,
The other pacing rooms,
The first killed by disease,
The second marked by grief.

She spent many a year
High above in that tower,
Watching the kingdoms clash.
Her hair grew grey,
And her teeth rotted black,
But still she wished to live.
To remember her princess,
Her true love and other,
Was what she lived to do.
In death she would lose
What memories she had,
And part from her forever.

So she paces in her tower
While destruction reigns below,
Remembering a princess
She loved so long ago.
I didn't plan this poem for Valentine's Day, but I guess it's kind of appropriate. Um...I don't know what to say about it, otherwise. It's the longest poem I've posted so far. It could work in a lot of genres, but I picked emotional because it's so depressing...
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DraganTheMighty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
are waiting the bards to sing, my lady.
StarlightShoals Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Writer
By all means, let them sing! ^_^
DraganTheMighty Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It feels like you have lived this story.
StarlightShoals Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Writer
Well...I'm glad it feels so realistic. :)
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