Friday, February 7, 2003

Poems for the Princess Diana

For Prince William and Prince Harry: A Mother's Prayer

As if her spirit had been led
That night, she knelt beside their bed,
And kissing both her sleeping sons
With tears, she softly said:
"Watch over them dear Lord; I know
The hour's come, that I must go
To sleep. Good night my darling ones;
Your mother loves you so."

Diana, your style and grace made the Muses swoon
And now, you've gone and left us all too soon
How to feel? What to say? If I asked the Sun & the Moon
"She's gone..." they'd say...I've never heard a sadder tune

At 19, a little girl thrust into the Light...
You oh, so soon, became a Woman, shining bright.
Yet grace and elegance to you came easily, as day to night
Diana....Princess yes...but in truth...Queen of Hearts..right.

I don't believe in fairy tales...well...I used to, but no more...
No matter how I cry and wail...I cannot fix THIS score...
We loved you, as you loved Life, and children, rich & poor
And the loss of your light brings darkness like ne'er before

Diana, Lady Di...Princess of Wales...Queen of Hearts
So many titles, so many names... So many unknown parts
So public, and yet so private...not like those tabloid tarts
A Lady...a Girl....a Memory...and now, the hurting starts...

Thank you Diana for letting me see...
That no one can EVER stop you from being free...
I'm older than you ever got to be...
And yet...I thank you...for teaching me.

God bless you, Diana.... May you rest in His endless sky...
We miss least I DO...I think of you and have to cry
I look at all you SHOULD have had, and cry "God, WHY?"
He missed you too, and took you home...Diana....Goodbye

To the children
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the distant glint on the snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle Autumn rain
When you both awake in the morning's hush
I am the soft uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft star that shines at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there ...
I did not die.

Princess Diana, you were an angel long before August 31, 1997
You were beautiful inside and out, and you inspired everyone the short time you were here.
And now we've lost you back to where you must've been born- Heaven.
For no mere human could effect this earth the way you did in just 36 years.

You have left behind two crowned brothers
And a legacy of love and hope.
We will watch your light shine in the good of others
And this will help us cope.

We will tearfully watch your sons grow
As you can no longer do.
We loved you from a distance and we know
Nothing compares to the love your sons must've felt for you.

The whole world is crying shamelessly over you
For you were the people's princess,
A princess we could relate to
And you could relate to us.

Sweet princess, I never knew you
But your death is tearing me apart,
Because now I know it's true-
You are the Queen of People's Hearts.