The Faithless Queen

The Faithless Queen

A Poem by Elaenor Aisling
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The tale of Guinevere...

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She was fair once

The white lady

A daughter of kings

Once noble and stately


A queen in all her glory

Cast from fortune

By true love's price

A love that brought

An empire to it's knees

and laid it out

upon the earth

to the cruel world

for the taking.


An empire that fell

Out of time

And out of thought

For many years

After it's king lay buried

And it's queen

In exile.


Her silver robes

Were cast aside

The strand of pearls broken

And the golden crown

Lost and forgotten

The robes became

A nun's garb

The pearls,

A rosary

And the fair brow

That once wore a crown

Was covered by a veil

Of white.


The red lips

 A King had kissed

Spoke only whispered prayers.


The graceful hands

A King had held

Lay folded now

In mass.


The soulful eyes

That a king had loved

Were lowered

To rough stone floors

And dusty wood.


The faithless

Had found faith

But it had come

At the price

Of true love lost

And an empire's fall.


A fall from fortune

From fame

From favor

To rough stone floors

And dusty wood.

Guinevere: The once and future queen


© 2011 Elaenor Aisling



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Another queen held to the highest sky with the hands of her king, and with the same hands brought down to the lowest ground where she had become much less than the innocent child she first was. Politics dehumanise morals like faithfulness and turn them into beastly misgivings that can only breed in human minds.

History can show us much about things people ignore about current issues, but when they approach history from a certain contemporary perspective they actually go no better than repeating the past. It is thus not difficult to imagine a modern man back in ancient robes garbed and in old english pontificating just as bad as a modern man does today.

Politics have not changed much-so tell us the fall and rise of kings and queens today-though certain forms have developed. Little have man and woman come close to each other since old, and cruelty and unfaithfulness have not come to a reconciliation ever since. So humanness remains under question, and maybe even asking that is simply in itself a good thing.

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Another queen held to the highest sky with the hands of her king, and with the same hands brought down to the lowest ground where she had become much less than the innocent child she first was. Politics dehumanise morals like faithfulness and turn them into beastly misgivings that can only breed in human minds.

History can show us much about things people ignore about current issues, but when they approach history from a certain contemporary perspective they actually go no better than repeating the past. It is thus not difficult to imagine a modern man back in ancient robes garbed and in old english pontificating just as bad as a modern man does today.

Politics have not changed much-so tell us the fall and rise of kings and queens today-though certain forms have developed. Little have man and woman come close to each other since old, and cruelty and unfaithfulness have not come to a reconciliation ever since. So humanness remains under question, and maybe even asking that is simply in itself a good thing.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very good. I was once a seventh day adventist but I changed my church after 10 years I would never turn my back on Christ not for a million years. Lucie

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Elaenor Aisling
Elaenor Aisling

Limerick, Ireland....I wish.



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I am currently a student. I write mainly poetry, a few short stories here and there. I love to read and write. Favorite authors include, Victor Hugo, J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolstoy, Wilde, Alcott, C.S. Lewis.. more..

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