“The Maid”

By 28th May 2013December 9th, 2019No Comments

Fitzwalter was her given name as born
A Lady who was schooled in gentle ways
Her Father was to ‘Richard’ as forsworn
Engaged o’er foreign fields in ‘Crusade’ days
Whilst ‘Lionheart’ didst fight with Saladin
His ‘Brother John’ usurped authority
Once green and pleasant land, yet now looked grim
For those ‘King’ left behind in his decree
An outlaw once of Loxley Hall, made oath
To uphold rights of peasantry in law
When wheels of justice turned for them as sloth
‘Milady’ chanced to stick in Sheriff’s craw
“The Hood’s” full quiver found new paths to chart
With flight of arrows aimed at maiden’s heart

Richard Gildea

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