princess

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mo’s the oldest, loudest voice
when we played games,
she got first choice.
j & i got second best,
d
eirdre got to do the rest.

mo played princess,
high & royal
w
e played subjects,
loving, loyal.
d
eirdre played, somewhat defiant,
ogre, monster, beast & giant.

 j & i played dukes & knights,
saving ladies in sword fights,
we beat till death the enemy
(which bruised and
battered sister de)
with sleep the reward
for our toil.
mo played princess,
high & royal.

 

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