Loveless Marriage.....

Pamplona, Spain
June 3, 2017 5:04am CST
They called you names that you could not bear You were snatched from your home just across the waves Past the White cliffs of Dover you did sail in those days To a sad and gloomy Castle in the Highlands somewhere Your marriages was loveless and darkness and sadness reigned Although you were a Queen, although you were a Queen Never a Queen of his heart For he loved someone else Whom he didst love right in front of you You became strong as time went along But you did not deserve the name that they gave you For he was never true Not even to himself or either to you
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@topffer (35555)
• France
3 Jun 17
You write very well. I do not know enough the history of England to identify the queen. Who was she ? Royal marriages were most of the time loveless in the past, although there are a few exceptions.
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Jun 17
She was known as Isabella of France that is how her name is spelled at any rate. Sophie Marceaux played her very well considering those times in which she lived where a woman was less than third rate in many cases. I am when I write this not professing to know her entire history and I found it moving her plight. Now you know who it is you know who he was in love with if you ever saw the Film. She actually was in love Roger of Mortimer but it was a forbidden love and she had been promised since the age of three years old to someone who had not the slightest intention of loving her at all so it seems although they did have children. Sorry if I have got the history wrong but its from the heart I write it and not looking very much into how correct it all was. PS:Corrected all the spelling mistakes.
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• United States
3 Jun 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 I love it! You write so well that it makes it believable.
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@topffer (35555)
• France
3 Jun 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 There were several Isabelle de France (any daughter of a king called "Isabelle" was an "Isabelle de France"), but I found this one easily as only 1 Isabelle de France married a king of England. I have not seen the movie, I will have a look to see if it is available on the VOD of my ISP (they are offering to watch 3 movies for 2 Euros this month). Your poem is very well written with your heart. It is not important for a poem to follow strictly the facts, it is not a thesis.
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@Nawsheen (22988)
• Mauritius
3 Jun 17
Wow amazing. I can see someone's story in there
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Jun 17
Yes and she was in love with someone else after he paid no attention to her. He loved someone else I cannot say who here. Very sad story.
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@Nawsheen (22988)
• Mauritius
3 Jun 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 yes i can understand. Sad indeed
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Jun 17
He loved someone else and she had to put up with being the third rated Queen. But however she grew stronger and eventually managed to liberate herself from him somewhat.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
3 Jun 17
Oh, that is a painful experience. I think I couldn't stand it. If I were the woman, I will just set him free.
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Jun 17
She could not get free from him in those times. In those times you were married whether he loved you or not and not very easy to escape from him or them.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
3 Jun 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 If they do not love each other anymore, then what is the sense of being together. I feel like they are in a cage where they are both unhappy.
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• Pamplona, Spain
4 Jun 17
@annierose She was more unhappy than him as he was allowed to love another while she was not. Then it was a crime for a woman to love another in such a way.
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@Corbin5 (113162)
• United States
3 Jun 17
Very well-done, my friend. You have talent!!! A heartbreaking poem, indeed.
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Jun 17
If I had to be married to him I would be breaking my heart as well. Imagine trying to please someone so cold of heart yuk. Not my cup of tea for sure. No wonder she fell in love with someone else you can hardly blame her can you?
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@Corbin5 (113162)
• United States
3 Jun 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 Cannot blame her a bit!!!
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• Pamplona, Spain
4 Jun 17
@Corbin5 Imagine someone trying to love someone like that and in those days the mind boggles but she was brought up to be a Queen easier said than done. Its my tribute to her not a way for a Lady to be treated at all.
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• United States
4 Jun 17
This reminds me of Wuthering Heights somehow. Heathcliff was so cruel to Kathy.
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• Pamplona, Spain
5 Jun 17
It could be Tiara but its much further back than that although same cold hearted person type. Take care have a great week ahead.
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• United States
5 Jun 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 You too Loving. Thanks
@jaboUK (54871)
• United Kingdom
4 Jun 17
This makes good reading, even if I didn't know who you were talking about until I read the comments.
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• Pamplona, Spain
5 Jun 17
Isabella of France Jabo she married that whats his name King the Son of Edward the First I think he was and made her a very unhappy Queen. Shudder to think of living in those times can you imagine.
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@sugartoes (41994)
• Greencastle, Indiana
3 Jun 17
it's never right when a marriage is taken like it's just something to do in life just because we can, it's a vow that should be taken for love & trust & honor, but you wrote this so well & so true & with feelings.
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Jun 17
But he never loved her you see that is what I am getting to. Whether she loved him at the start might have been so but later it all turned sour as he loved another.
• United States
3 Jun 17
Well written. I really enjoy how you write.
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Jun 17
Thank you. Its just how the inspiration takes me. Say if I were to write about Merlin it would not be accurate history wise but in words it would be so true for me and that is what counts.
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@shivamani10 (11200)
• Hyderabad, India
3 Jun 17
A nice one..A blast I can say.
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Jun 17
Thanks, I had a blast writing it too. Have a great weekend ahead.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
17 Jun 17
For he was never true - how I hate lies and liars. You write so well , I love every single word of this poem
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• Pamplona, Spain
17 Jun 17
Thank you jaiho. He was in love with someone else and he flaunted his lover in front of her as well.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
18 Jun 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 I can relate well, it happened to me
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• Pamplona, Spain
18 Jun 17
@jaiho2009 Oh no did it? Very sorry that happened to you and there is nothing worse than someone that does that to you. All the hurt. Only time heals all that.
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@Shiva49 (13787)
• Singapore
8 Jun 17
Poignant poem that resonates with everyone. Life can be cruel for no reason. However we hang on for better climes. The hurts are tough to erase. I know many in similar plight even now, though treated as queens by others but not by the one who matters! siva
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Jun 17
Its a very moving story and it is so true on many levels of life itself. Women are still being treated the same in some ways. But she became strong and managed to get a life of her own. I guess four children with him gave her some power in a way. She loved another and I believe her Husband the King had him done away with but he did not do away with his.
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@Shiva49 (13787)
• Singapore
9 Jun 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 In a similar vein, there are many women in India who adjusted to arranged marriages especially after children were born. Though the marriages were loveless to start with they attained a certain level of mutual affection, even acceptance, later. That way, we joke that love marriage is love before marriage and arranged one is after the marriage especially with increased instances of divorce cases - siva
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Jun 17
@Shiva49 I hope that most worked out. My Grandmother´s marriage was an arranged one that is another story but that was not so long ago either. Victorian Society was that way then. In a way this writing reflects that a bit.
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@klynlyn (154)
9 Jun 17
What a sad story about married life but it is also a reality but I guess it is better to set him free. That way it be less hurtful but if he don't want to let his queen go too, you better escape
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Jun 17
In those days it was not that easy to get away from someone like him. He was the King and he let her know it. She became smarter as time went on and managed to get some life of her own.
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@klynlyn (154)
9 Jun 17
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@just4him (124124)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 17
Very nice poem.
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Jun 17
Thank you Val. Its a story that I really like.
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@just4him (124124)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jun 17
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@DianneN (82237)
• United States
3 Jun 17
Wow! Beautiful, but very sad. I hope you aren't the Queen!
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Jun 17
No, not a chance. Its about a Queen from yonder times ago. How I felt when I read about her and her sad story and life.
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@DianneN (82237)
• United States
3 Jun 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 Glad it wasn't you! I'm sure many have had such heartbreak.
@bunnybon7 (37156)
• Holiday, Florida
9 Jun 17
so sad and lovely a bit like my FB cover photo huh? i understand that lovely poem. very good writing dear
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Jun 17
Thank you Bonnie. I felt so much for her that I had to write something about it. I know a bit about that kind of story as well but with other people I know.
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• Philippines
8 Jun 17
I wonder if this poem is also related to the Queen Elizabeth, thank you for sharing this poem. have a nice day.
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Jun 17
It could be related to the Queen Elizabeth The First but not really. I am sure she did love others though. Its about Queen Isabella of France who married King Edward The First´s Son centuries ago and the story still lives on in many people´s lives today.
@jstory07 (69200)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Jun 17
How sad when you are in love and one in the relationship is not true.
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Jun 17
He was never true and he gave jewelry of hers to the other one also. What a cheek he had. But men ruled the roost in those days.
@KrauseHome (35522)
• United States
5 Jun 17
Sad that there are so many Marriages out there that are like this. Glad that I have been one of the Lucky ones and been with the Love of my life now over 18 yrs in Marriage.
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• Pamplona, Spain
5 Jun 17
Oh, that is great being married over 18 years. Now they hardly stay together three days it seems. So glad you are better now.
• United States
4 Jun 17
what a sad poem, but one 'f many truths 's such 'twas the 'norm' back'n the day. still so'n some countries :(
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• Pamplona, Spain
4 Jun 17
Yes that is right. I really felt for her and her life and the way she had to live. Trapped in a country that was not her own but she grew strong and I was glad for that. She opened her eyes and saw them how they really were but she was able to defend herself very intelligent woman.
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@Imperfet (130)
3 Jun 17
Whoa ..written yourself?? Smashing
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Jun 17
Yes I wrote it based on what happened to a Queen of England but in the Middle Ages well just after.
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