Forsaking the unknown

Did she really want worship
while living a suppressed life?


wistfully
she saw girls jumping around 
rising up to meet the sky
scaling up dreams on the way


How she’d have loved to be
commonplace, ordinary
with no expectations
or conduct restrictions


Alas! A life not meant to be 
the princess lies buried here
for having aspirations
appropriate to a commoner


not a blue-blooded dame
not prisoners in a palace
she is worshipped and eulogised
for sacrifices she made


forsaking pleasures
she did not know existed…
but would have loved to know..

9 thoughts on “Forsaking the unknown

  1. Rhen Laird

    Beautiful all the way through–I, too, loved the phrase “scaling up dreams”…maybe that’s what I’m doing, since they seem to leave me short of breath 🙂

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