Madame Déficit

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Madame Déficit

by Harriet Gauger

A lacy thread through blondish curls,

A ribbon worn by a little girl,

A corset tied with knots too tight,

A sigh of relief in the darkening night.

A crown to wear of amber and gold,

A set of rules to be followed and told,

A glance in the mirror, pale face, flushed cheeks,

A fight - a rebellion - continued for weeks.

They asked for food, she answered with cake.

They needed money, she made the mistake.

They won the battle, she lost her mind,

An ignorant queen - they left her behind.

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@bernardtwindwil thank you! Should have another one coming out shortly :-)

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This was a fabulous poem. The meter, rhyme, and wording were perfection. The graphics only enhanced my enjoyment. This is a strong piece of work. Keep it up, please!!!!!!!!