Napoleon's contention for Josephine

Napoleon's contention for Josephine

A Poem by Joseph C Ogbonna

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), emperor of the French, makes a love proposal to his legendary heartthrob, empress Josephine.

On the plains of Europe I contend for an empire.
On love's battlefields I have contended more for thee.
A stare from your rolling eyeballs consumes me like fire,
as I seek entrance to a world of just you and me.
Mademoiselle Josephine, you are truly my world's wonder.
What precious gem or treasure can I to thee render?
Not even Europe's plundered gold could my love equate
for the diamond damsel I ask for a lifetime's date.
What eloquent poetry could my words for thee describe,
and what tender words of mine could I on thine heart inscribe?
A thousand princes may indeed contend for thine heart,
each of them loves-truck with your magical Cupid's dart.
A thousand more princes may contend for thy dowry,
but relentless I'll be to see their love plans go awry.

© 2020 Joseph C Ogbonna

Author's Note

Joseph C Ogbonna
Napoleon Bonaparte's proposal to his heartthrob, empress Josephine.

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Added on October 26, 2020
Last Updated on October 26, 2020
Tags: Napoleon, Josephine, Love


Joseph C Ogbonna
Joseph C Ogbonna

Enugu, Christianity, Nigeria

I am a high school teacher and a prolific poet. I have been writing ever since I was a kid. Poetry happens to be my expression and my expression is poetry. My name is Joseph C Ogbonna more..