Diana…a tribute

Her sweet countenance befitted her benevolence,
her sheer humility in all her undertakings,
and no matter the circumstance, she arose unscathed,
as if an angel’s wings her protection,
and eyes did pry into her detailed life,
in every quarter no privacy availed,
and judged she was for her every word and deed,
as if she alone dictated life itself.

The swarm of interest and love and judgement
followed her short life like a weight,
and currents of unhappiness began to swirl within her,
as jealous those who saw the adoration,
and felt it detracted from their own expectations,
and so contention filled her ranks,
and she had to flee before it was too late,
but she was too good for this world.

Fate had other plans,
and so one night in the city of love
a chase ensued, the dark spotlight of fame
encroached upon her reality,
and in but a moment twisted metal and glass
sealed her fate, and she was gone,
at the hands of those who sought her,
those who infringed upon her every moment.

Sadly mourned her loss hurt the world,
gave reason to understand just what they had lost,
and just how special this young women was,
not because of royalty, fame, beauty,
but because she cared for people,
made us all look inept,
and despite protocol, limitations and judgement,
she endured, and made a difference.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

10 thoughts on “Diana

  • July 11, 2016 at 5:56 AM

    Hi Tony,

    She certainly had much to offer. In many cases, the price of living in the spotlight can bee too high. This certainly was one such case. You highlighted her life well. Thank you.

  • July 11, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    Glad you enjoyed it Bill, yes she was a wonderful woman, who was special and did make a difference. Cheers!

  • July 11, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    A most lovely tribute to a most deserving and beautiful young woman who left this life much too soon.

    • July 11, 2016 at 7:08 PM

      I agree, she was special and sadly missed by a world so needy of compassion. Thanks Rasma.

  • July 11, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    She indeed made a difference in this world. Beloved Dianna. Such a beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul. Thank you, Tony, for this lovely verse.

  • July 11, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    My pleasure and glad you appreciated the thoughts. She was a special soul.

  • July 12, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Your tribute to this Princess touched my heart Tony, I was struck into sadness and heart broken upon hearing of her death. She was a surely a candle blowing in the wind and dimmed far too early. The high price she paid for marrying into royalty, being unloved by her Prince and a man who had a hidden agenda with another woman. What was he thinking, Diana did not deserve such injustice to her young life. I pray she RIP’s and is Princess on the other side.

  • July 12, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    I agree, she was a special soul and did not deserve the life she ended up having, and way too early did she leave a world that needed her compassion and service. Glad you appreciated the thoughts my friend.

  • July 16, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Glad I caught this Tony, you got your own green light so I had missed it! lol
    Well what can I say? I just loved Diana and have at least two poems myself about her and it is so hard to talk about her without putting the blame for her unhappiness and demise on one person but I will not go there.
    Beautiful poem and truly she was loved by so many worldwide.

  • July 16, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Indeed she was, and its hard to accept such a person dying so young, but who are we to question the undulations of life. Glad you enjoyed it Jackie. Thanks for all your help with SEO’s. I do try to get that green, and have learned to change this and that to get it. But often it reads my work and claims its difficult, which I understand as in poetry we play with words and syntax. But I get a few greenies, so I’m in right direction. Take care.


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