What She Sees

She sees towers in a city of silver and gold

The light of the sun shines warm and bright

Banners flying majestic for nobility bold

A gathering of revelry awaits her this night

 

Through mirrors of jewels she is beauty renowned

For a year she has waited to join with her love

To cast off her old life for a proud son she has vowed

She feels blessings beyond counting from the gods up above

 

Her betrothed has arrived with a gift of sweet flowers

There will be joyful merriment to celebrate this day

She smiles as she dances in her happiest hour

A life of delight undeserved some might say

 

Jealousy can form from the darkest of lies

It may also be hidden in threats once thought sated

A rival love spurned throws fire in her eyes

This smouldering echo of beauty now tainted

 

Now only in dreams does she see such sights

And only in memory can she bask in such bliss

Her eyes were taken by cruelties blight

For a blind old beggar such a tragedy is this

 

On damp and cold streets of filth she now lies

With only scraps of bread to comfort her heart

She knows not if she will feel a new sunrise

Her only companion is the chill of the dark

 

14 thoughts on “What She Sees

  1. Beautifully poignant and wonderfully written. When the story in your poem started out, I thought what a lovely relationship. Then when her heart was broken, my eyes teared up a bit. I was not expecting that. Superb piece.

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