“My Princess No Longer” (Poetry)

amelia phoenix desertsong

“My Princess No Longer” is a poem about childhood love that didn’t last into adulthood.

You are no longer my princess 
As I am no prince
Far from royal, anything but
I could still pretend

The backyard was our vast kingdom
In it, we stood tall
We were safe and invincible 
Impervious from harm

But outside it, we stood apart
We weren’t meant to be
With a sudden bitter farewell
I still am in shock

The two-seat swing was our escape
Our sanctuary
A holy pendulum above
The cold, cracked, hard ground

Suspending us both in the air
But you’re now long gone
My heart’s still on that two-seater
After all this time 

It will never stop swinging
In the back of my mind
You’re my princess no longer
I couldn’t be your prince

~ Phoenix <3

(10-9-07 / 6-11-18)

Writing words, spreading love, Amelia Desertsong primarily writes creative nonfiction articles, as well as dabbling in baseball, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and whatever else tickles her fancy.
Back To Top
%d bloggers like this: