Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THOUGHTS OF A MODERN MAIDEN, by EDITH M. ROBERTS



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THOUGHTS OF A MODERN MAIDEN, by            
First Line: Throb of my heart, throb of my heart
Last Line: Where did you come from, where are you going?
Subject(s): Life Change Events


Throb of my heart, throb of my heart,
How did you get here, where did you start?

Ages ago in some lowly thing,
Pulsating since with unceasing spring?

Through countless lifetimes, from mother to young,
Heart throb, heart throb, a rhythm has sung.

Once in a queen, twice in a slave,
Wife of a prince, wife of a knave.

Mother to daughter, down through the years,
Some heirs to gladness, some heirs to tears.

Defended by vassal, seized by a lord,
Sentenced to death but saved by a word.

Women of virtue, women of scum,
Women of desert, women of slum,

Down to my grandmere, sweet and demure,
Down to my mother, patient and pure.

Why was I forged as a link in this chain?
What of the past shall I break or maintain?

Heart throb, heart throb, wonder past knowing,
Where did you come from, where are you going?





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