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The Duke (1 Viewer)


Senior Member
The Duke

he became a wartime sailor
fought fiercely tooth and nail
in the very jaws

an independent man
rewarded own command
the lesser half
a supporting act

but he rose
a steadfast companion
unwavering love
unquestioning duty
a lion hearted man

his humour would light up a room
and the tabloids
on an island in the Pacific
he was worshipped
as a God
but he was just a man
a damn fine one too


Poetry Mentor
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Senior Mentor
I loved this, Peter... I heard that he had to always walk 3 steps behind his Queen... so, in public view, he was the "lesser half" as you wrote in your poem... but from my POV, he was her equal ....thank you for sharing...