By Two Little Ladies, Shook

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Tribute is paid here to two often overlooked women, present and influential during deeply critical points in world history. Anne Boleyn already garners enough credit as a domestic troublemaker and, of course, as the mother of Queen Elizabeth The First. But she was more than that. She was a distinct pebble in history who generated major ripples in the planetary scheme of things, and was, therefore a mover and shaker quite in her own right -- and not just reflected in any glory of her husband or daughter. As for another inconvenient troublemaker, Wallace Simpson, she likewise deserves a reputation greater than as a historical footnote. Her personal, but timely, maneuvers of love happened to remove a very powerful negative player from the pre-WW II chessboard, that proved to be a decisive beginning step to the outcome of the largest war in human history. Sprechen Sie tausand jahr Reich? Without her, we might have 913 years to go...

By Two Little Ladies, Shook


Two little girls, playing at love;
......flirty, skirty,
......smiles all perty.
All on a vibrant isle of fate;
.....coy and clever,
.....rule-breakers ever...
(Anne Boleyn and Wallace Simpson,
.....face kingpin's whim in custom's sin.)


Henry and Edward, pivotal times;
.....amused, enthralled,
.....complacency stalled.
Marriages beyond the usual stake;

.....move heaven and heart,
.....shake landscape apart...
(Anne Boleyn and Wallace Simpson,

.....accommodate the number VIII.)

Four centuries cast from one another;
.....iconoclast dice
.....craps paradise.
They rocked the earth and the turbulent seas,

.....ashes falling,
.....history calling...
(Anne Boleyn and Wallace Simpson,

.....dubious self-success,  ...or happiness.)

Flamed one, a lovely Reformation;
.....continent split,
.....two truths legit.
Won one, a second world war;

.....three years, it's sung,
.....before begun...
(Anne Boleyn and Wallace Simpson,

.....pitched their charms:  A planet, alarmed!)

No ladies changed more, in a thousand years;
.....popularity estranged,
.....for love, exchanged.
Two winsome women, a globe upend;
.....A present remiss,
.....without their kiss...
(Anne Boleyn and Wallace Simpson;
.....by course they took,
..................................twice, mighty world shook.)


 

by Steven P. Pody


Submitted: December 13, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Steven P. Pody. All rights reserved.

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