Sonnet: "Elizabeth"

O most feared belovéd,
how sovereign you are!
Your rule is exalted;
for you I'd go to war,
conquer and pillage. Men
honor you as do I.
All, Protestant and pagan,
swear unto you fealty.
So, grant me, my daughter,
this one wish: bless me now
with blood, oil and water
on my bald head and brow.
For you are England's Queen
and your kingdom's foreseen.

Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-06-26 at 17:43

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one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
You imbue Henry with humbleness, a trait not usually associated with him. Do I have this right?

This is nice, I enjoy the rhymes and the tone, and the whole poem.

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Elizabeth the 1st? A most intriguing woman. Strong and flawed and beloved. Beautiful sonnet.