to the best of my memory

it was a cold misty morn

when to the tower we were borne

they called us traitors

but we weren’t king haters

it was those wrongfully imprisoned

that we wanted to save

but with no fields nearby

only magic could do that …


d’Verse, 3-12 line poem using a combination of 3 words from the what3words website, Sarah – I chose field, memory, magic which defines the Traitors Gate entry to the Tower of London, a medieval prison …

check out this site for the 3 words to describe your locality in case you get lost!


  1. I love this piece and the history associated with it. Very beautifully entwined and especially tragic for those who were imprisoned. You communicate that powerfully.

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  2. This sounds like a story I want to hear while curled up on a comfy couch, with a blanket around my shoulders and a cup of hot cocoa in front of a fire on a dark, stormy night. Well done capturing the mood!

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  3. Powerful, intriguing, and captivating poem, SweetKate! You made me feel as if I was right there!
    Thank goodness for those throughout history, and today, who care about the wrongly imprisoned and others who have no voice.
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…makes me think of one of my fav books… The Count of Monte Cristo.

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