Lady Diana

Most beautiful people’s princess

You left much before your time precious

In a mysterious accident.

If only you could tell what befell in that fatal moment

You touched the hearts of millions,

You will eternally be remembered by billions, 

Most beautiful,

People’s princess most graceful.

The tons of bouquets of flowers,

Placed in front of Kensington Palace by admirers

In front of Buckingham Palace, as if in showers

In London all around,

Unparalleled in the history of the world.

With flags, photographs, candles

Outpouring love from people

Touching words written lovingly,

By those whose hearts you reached gentle lady,

Indeed, those who loved you so tenderly.

Never did a requiem bring so much tears

In mourner’s eyes,

As the heart rending song, sung so endearingly,

For you the ‘nation’s golden child’, as shockingly,

Your ‘candle burned out’ prematurely.

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

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