I don’t mind my own company; actually I have little say
My parents are pre-occupied and left me alone today
Mr Howard was sent to inform me that I read too much by far
I’d understand if I had lots of friends, or knew where my parents are
Things are going to change, for Mother mentions a Lady Mallis;
Who I am to be acquainted with here in this very palace
But I’m just a child; talk of arranged marriages scares me so
None the less, I must be amiable until more details on this I know.
Mother, you and Father are unhappy; promised from the age of eight
What if history repeats itself and we befall the exact same fate?
©Sophie Bowns 2011-2014