Wednesday, October 24, 2012




Odder and odder! The world's gone mad!
Behold a word we never had!
Supervising is quite alright;
Even correcting an oversight.
Regarding something is commonplace.
Very rarely out of place.
I've never heard of observising!
So seeing it was quite surprising!
It's human nature to watch and view
Now one word has been made from two!
Goodness! Did we really need it?
I can hardly bear to read it!
And yet this novel word exists!
Add it to your Googled lists!


Do you recall being  seventeen?
I was carefree, hedonistic,
Romantic, giggly,
And utterly self-engrossed.
So, I suspect, were you.
We were teenagers.
The illustration is grey;
There could be no other colour for it.
The lady is Grey;
Lady Jane Grey.
Surely the weather was grey.
Tattered clouds must have
Swept across the sky.
Light rain must have fallen.
She could have saved herself
By choosing one form of Christianity
Over another.
'No big deal' some would say.
But she refused.
'I am ready to face death'
She said.
'I will gladly suffer death
If it is Her Majesty's pleasure'
She said.
'God grant you all your desires'
She said.
She recited a psalm.
She gave her gloves and prayer book to friends.
She tied her own scarf
Around her own eyes.
She forgave her executioner
'Most willingly'.
Into Thy hands
I commend my spirit.'
'And so', the account says,
'She ended.'
She was seventeen.
If there is a Heaven,
She is a teenager there.
I hope she's a 'Dancing Queen'.


carol l mckenna said...

Very creative post for 'O' ~ and very informative poetry ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

photowannabe said...

How sad, I'm sure Lady Gray is a dancing queen.
Love that new word too.

Leslie: said...

I saw a movie about Lady Jane Grey once, and it was so sad how she was used.

abcw team

Lmkazmierczak said...

New words pop up every day it seems....observising is a good one♫
Lady Jane Grey had a light touch for a somber subject♫♪

Roger Owen Green said...

somehow the line "I like to watch" from a movie with Peter Sellers has come to mind.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Chubskulit Rose said...

That is a very creative word!

Gattina said...

I have to admit I don't know this lady !
ABC Team