The Reluctant Queen

by Nicole Westerhouse
(Indianapolis, IN)

Every inch of her young life
Has been marked by love and loss
To the point she think that they're one in the same
They all ask of her a sacrifice
They don't care of the cost
Of the agony, the tragedy, the shame
All that remains to her name

The king looks down from his high horse
On her small and feeble form
He dare not stand to offer her a hand
As she looks high upon his face
She begs for mercy from his grace
He's resolute within his cold command
She's just a pawn in his plans

But it's not your fault
The waters rose so high
You couldn't help getting caught
Beneath the rolling tide
But maybe there's serenity in drowning
Some kind of defiant freedom in defeat
So let the fools believe they're masters
And then watch them tumble after
Made humble as they fall down at your feet
Made humble as they fall down at your feet

The meek shall inherit
So they say, do you suppose
That explains the fear behind his callous eyes?
For he with power dare not share it
It is he alone that know
Victory is an endless battle cry
You have to fight to survive

Yet still she went along unquestioned
Always certain of her place
She did not care to reach beyond her means
But the people called for revolution
Made a martyr of her face
Defied their law and dared to call her queen
In war there is no inbetween

But it's not your fault
The waters rose so high
You couldn't help getting caught
Beneath the rolling tide
But maybe there is power in conviction
A war is sparked with every word you said
So let the slave rise to her master
Then command they follow after
Made silent by the crown upon her head
Made silent by the crown upon her head

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