The Queen's Parade

The Queen's Parade

A Poem by Marie Harrison

A historic poem














The Queen’s Parade

Head high, she walked by;

As the crowd caterwauled her,

Guillotine’s blade sliced.


© 2010 Marie Harrison

Author's Note

Marie Harrison
Anne Boleyn Henry VIII's second wife.

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What happened to her was unfair, but this poem was quite good.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Cool...the price of nobility is often paid by only a few

Posted 9 Years Ago

short, beautiful, perfect! i would expect that the beheading of Anne Boleyn would have been something like this. despite her former position as queen and her bearing him children (no son's but still; children!!!) she just would have walked up to the guillotine and it would have been over. very short and no fanfare!!! i really like this piece!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Very graphic and direct. I can feel the pain but all of history has pain in it, it seems.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Ouch! Outstanding job on this, you captured so much in this poem! It tells the whole story.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Such a sad poem... I still don't understand why Henry VIII married and discarded so many wives. It's so sad how they all died or were divorced for no reason.

Posted 9 Years Ago

So much said in only three lines. Very nicely done.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Not a good start for a Queen, nice work.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Wow. Striking work.
I wonder how you do so much with so little.

Posted 9 Years Ago

did she not die by the executioners sword ?

Posted 9 Years Ago

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27 Reviews
Added on October 31, 2010
Last Updated on October 31, 2010
Tags: Senyru, History, Execution


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

Momma told me to get out and enjoy life, so now I'm going to dance. more..


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