She was our Fairytale princess
Miles of ivory silk taffeta trimmed with lace
10,000 pearls and mother of pearl sequins
Giving a touch of grace.
Amidst the majesty of a royal wedding,
A beautiful woman
With a compassionate heart
Touching untouchables was her special art
At a time when HIV heartbreak
Brought devastating deaths in its wake.
The Indian summer of her life
Holidaying in Greece a rose still in bloom
Later in Paris a life taken too soon
In the Alma tunnel broken dreams
Smashed senselessly into smithereens.
We still have our memories and we still shed our tears
For your loss is immeasurable even after all these years
We have watched your sons grow into fine young men
They have carried your love forward time and again.
Rest in Peace and God bless,
You were a beautiful woman, our fairy tale princess.
©Alison Jean Hankinson
On 31st August it will be twenty years since Princess Diana passed away, my mum passed away 11 years later on the same day, we both loved Princess Diana.
One of my first blog posts was about her. This is the link:
Portrait of a Princess- Our Diana- The People’s Princess.
The image was in the public domain and able to be reproduced it came from:
058792: Visit by Diana Princess of Wales 1992
Diana Princess of Wales visiting Interconnection Systems (Plessey) in South Shields 1992. South Shields/Visits/Princess Diana Collection. Newcastle Libraries.