I’m hoping to go to the annual Bloggers Bash this year (still waiting to hear whether a big family get-together is going to be on the same day), and decided to take part in the Blog Post competition. This year we have to write a maximum of 300 words on the theme of ‘Royalty’.
I’ve written a poem below for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day (249 words), which coincidentally is taking place on the the same day as the Bloggers Bash:
WHEN HARRY MET MEGHAN
Solemn Prince Harry as a child of thirteen,
Walked behind his mother’s coffin.
He kept his hurt locked deep inside
Painful emotions he tried to hide.
Action man he grew to become
But still he did not forget his mum.
His brother found love and took Kate as his wife,
While Harry tried to get on with his life.
The raw grief he’d felt way back when
Had never left although he was grown.
He found that therapy eased the pain,
And made him feel that he was whole again.
He could talk about Diana and remember the joy
Of how he’d loved her when he was just a boy.
Trips to theme parks and holidays on skis,
Precious memories to keep through the years.
A laughing princess with her arms around her sons,
Back in the days when life was just fun.
Then into Harry’s world came Meghan Markle,
Someone to love who would bring back his sparkle.
And Harry blossomed. He put down the guns of war,
He’d finally found what he was looking for;
A wife to love and who would love him back,
No longer did his mood stay black.
Today Harry and Meghan say their marriage vows
In the chapel at Windsor – it’s happening now.
All I can say is if Diana can see…
How her new daughter-in-law brings happiness to Harry,
She’d envelop her with love because her son no longer grieves.
And the two of them would be as thick as thieves!