393. Abused No More !
The commander of the king's guard did not dare tell what he had heard,
Nor did any of Queen Hildigunnr's maidens want to say a single word,
They all pretended that nothing was wrong, although they surely knew,
The queen was clearly being abused, but there was nothing they could do !
Every night the villagers could not help but hear Hildigunnr's pitiful cries,
And every morning they could not miss the blackness around her eyes,
King Harald strutted her around the kingdom without a single bit of shame,
For he was the monarch chosen by the Gods, surely he was not to blame.
Then there came pitiful screams reverberating through the village one night,
That awoke almost everyone around, filling them with loathing and fright,
But the one thing that the sleeping villagers later that night could not hear,
Was their king's throat being cut by Hildigunnr, as he slept, from ear to ear.
The next morning the queen turned herself in for the blood that she spilled,
Quickly the guards ran to the bedroom to find that the king had been killed,
The commander of the guard reported that the king had died in his sleep,
From the handmaidens there was seen a few grins, but they said not a peep.
Still the word passed around, and the whole village soon knew the grim tale,
But her subjects did not waver, they never allowed their undying loyalty to fail,
For all in the village felt that the decision she made was absolutely correct,
And from the women especially she was forever treated with great respect !
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright 2016.