Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Forbidden Hill

The Forbidden Hill

May Kwek

A long time ago
In a land right on my back door
There was a hill
Forbidden to all

It was the home
To Kings and to Queens
Where the whole island
And the bay could be seen

There was palace there
So very long ago
It is gone now
From mind and memory too

I wonder what happened there
What stories took place
Who grew up there?
And were they in the King’s grace?

Why was it abandoned?
What crisis took place?
What would cause the royal house
To fall into disgrace?

The hill is no longer forbidden
Now it is open to all
Yet when I visit
I still see royalty’s fall

Copyright © 2014 by May Kwek

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