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Tale of a Gothic Princess

Princess Dominica looked so beautiful


All dressed in black


With white make-up and dark purple lips


She sat on the throne so full of majesty


The onlookers were dazzled by her beauty


And worshipped the ground she walked upon


The King was not well


And expected to die soon


And the Queen had died long ago


So the young princess would soon rule the Kingdom


Everyone was impressed with her intelligence and grace


She carried out her duties without question or complaint


And she would always greet new visitors with a smile


Once the audience was over she would return to her rooms


In the privacy of her own room she would cut her wrists


And let the blood pour into a bowl


She would force food down her throat until she could eat no more


Then she would go to the lady’s room and be violently sick


Underneath all her garments she was painfully thin


She felt so much pressure to be beautiful


She had many suitors but none that she loved


A stranger from abroad arrived one day


And stole her heart


But he was not a suitable match for a princess


A handsome sailor of common stock


She pleaded with her father to let her marry


But he doggedly refused her request


One night she took the blade


And slit both her wrists


Not a cry for attention


But an attempt to take her life


Living was a torment to her


The expectations too high


The rewards lacking in true value


Her dead body was found the next morning


And all the towns folk mourned her death


The beautiful princess had departed this land


And headed off above the clouds


To find a happier resting place


A traditional Gothic funeral was held


To celebrate her life


Many fine words were said


And then her body was buried


Under a thousand red roses


Her Cousin Isabella was now next in line


And took over the royal duties


A heavy burden for a fifteen year old to deal with


“So many souls are sacrificed on the road to glory”


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author bio:


Demonrobber


I am 40 years old and live in Birmingham England. I am presently not

working and spend time maintaining and improving my websites. My interests

include poetry, modern art, and history.


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