Queen Evangeline :
Who is this pompous child of mine, with his shock of chestnut hair?
He doesn’t possess any self-composure, yet about him every one cares
People say he is a talented boy, but they cannot see through his smile
Theodore is a flighty thing and that side shows once in a while
His paintings are mediocre, but his Father is so full of praise
His newest creation sat in our hall for more than several days
He was more amiable as a little boy; Mr Howard kept him out of my sight
I saw him for under an hour each day, when he kissed me on the cheek at night
Lady Jane seems to have taken to him and she does well to play her part
Yet I doubt that she will even fall for my son and offer him her heart
Oh Theodore, why must you defy me? You’re ignorant and obtuse
On other instances your behaviour turns and your actions are aloof!
I will not hesitate to strike you my boy, if that is what it takes
Mend your frivolous manner. Your crown and kingdom are at stake.
©Sophie Bowns 2011-2014