Napoleon's contention for Josephine
Napoleon's contention for Josephine history stories

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A fictional historic poem about the love affair between Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), emperor of the French and Josephine de Beauharnais (1763-1814).

By: Joseph C Ogbonna

Napoleon's contention for Josephine

by Joseph C Ogbonna

On the plains of Europe I contend for an empire.

On love's battlefields I have contended more for thee.

A stare from your rolling eyeballs consumes me like fire,

as I seek entrance to a world of just you and me.

Mademoiselle Josephine, you are truly my world's wonder.

What precious gem or treasure can I to thee render?

Not even Europe's plundered gold could my love equate

for the diamond damsel I ask for a lifetime's date.

What eloquent poetry could my words for thee describe,

and what tender words of mine could I on thine heart inscribe?

A thousand princes may indeed contend for thine heart,

each of them loves-truck with your magical Cupid's dart.

A thousand more princes may contend for thy dowry,

but relentless I'll be to see their love plans go awry.

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