Outlander in Iambic Tetrameter
By Denise Sevier-Fries
With lovely piercing eyes of Gold
A Lass just wed a little while;
Will Witness soon a Tale Untold
For Destiny must Reconcile.
Claire’s choice would never come to Play
It was not she, who thought to Leave;
Her heart was full that Fateful Day
No wish for Husband left bereaved.
The Night before they’d hid so well
To watch the Solstice Dancing Crones;
The next day Lost! For Ancient Spell!
She’d fallen through the Standing Stones.
She tumbled, spinning! Flash of Light!
Then back to Earth, she tried to Cope;
But guns and cries did give her Fright
Now Lost and Helpless, stripped of Hope.
Then Evil came and took its place
Before her stood a Deadly Foe;
A Wicked man, Beloved Face
A Secret buried long ago.
Then came a rescue! Clansmen fought,
The Scottish fighters, Fearsome bold;
She found a Love she never sought
Forever in her Heart to hold.
This Virgin Lad so sweet and brave
Did win her over, kept her Safe;
And then his Soul, to her he gave,
A fact that made for Others' Chafe.
The Era was so Magical
Where Nessie freely roamed The Loch
But there were those more Practical
Like Jamie, Laird of Lallybroch.
The sadist Black Jack Randall forced
The need for Claire and Jamie wed;
Which led for married Lass, of course
To Duty bound on Marriage Bed.
But Consummation was not all
That throve above the Revelry
A Revelation felt by all
Would show that They were meant to be.
And so the Frasers' lives did Blaze
Their journeys, Wondrous, still enthrall
Diana’s stories still Amaze
Her Spirit captivates us All.