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The birth of a queen

The birth of a queen

A Poem by Bushra Naqshbandi

Okay princesses! So we've all faced moments where we feel that death is the only way out. Here'a an absolutely brief account of one such incident-a betrayal faced by a princess and how she handles it.

She lay there wishing fervently for physical death
Knowing that heartbreak had made her die within
She was the princess who had been overthrown
Ousted in a plot hatched by her most trusted adviser.

...And she still loved him! Loved that traitor!...
..No wonder death felt like the only escape...

But when death came, she fought like a warrior;
The warrior that she had been born
And that was the moment things changed forever.

From the remains of the shattered princess,
Sprang up a queen who knew her worth and might
She laughed as she raged a battle and was victorious
The castle was under her supreme command from then.
She knew she'd have to build a moat and a fortress -
Necessary protections that she'd overlooked the last time.

She took on the job of protecting the castle herself now
Locked up the drawbridge to her heart and hid the key safely.
No intruder was ever getting past her again.

© 2016 Bushra Naqshbandi

Author's Note

Bushra Naqshbandi
I'm a feminist at heart and I'm just trying to spread the message to other girls that we are special and strong. Never let a false friend or lover undermine your confidence in yourself. Rise again. You are capable of creating wonders. Believe in yourself, queens! :)

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i love this's got a wonderful message...keep going!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Bushra Naqshbandi

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much :)
Love the poem and the message. I have four daughters who have all been raised to be strong, independent loving women. Very well done!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Bushra Naqshbandi

1 Year Ago

I am glad of it. :) Thank you souch for reviewing :)
very nice idea i am also feminist can we become friend

Posted 1 Year Ago

Bushra Naqshbandi

1 Year Ago

Sure thing! :)
I love love LOVE this piece. I especially could relate to this lately after getting out of an emotionally abusive relationship in which he cheated. But out of it I've become a MUCH stronger person and I love that you're spreading this message to other girls. Especially the younger and teen girls on this site. Often broken relationships can lead us to people who actually deserve our love, but most importantly it can lead us to love ourselves. Thank you so much for writing this and I will definitely be adding it to my favourites!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Bushra Naqshbandi

1 Year Ago

Thank you so so much for this review. It really made my day. :)
And I absolutely agree with y.. read more

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Added on October 25, 2016
Last Updated on October 25, 2016
Tags: independent females, feminism, Strong females


Bushra Naqshbandi
Bushra Naqshbandi

Srinagar, Kashmir, India

An ardent admirer of Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, Agatha Christie, Enid Blyton and Rick Riordian. Want to grow as a writer and become popular with the masses. :) more..