Crown of Thorns

My daddy said on our wedding day,

“Princess, you are to be crowned Queen today.

I hope his love for you never slips away.”

My mother crowned me with my wedding veil,

and told me her love for me would forever stay.

I felt all of the honor and glory from the angels

in heaven above,

and felt blessed that day to be surrounded

by so much love.

How was I to know?

Who in the world would see,

where on earth did you love go,

or how unhappy I would be?

If only the angels in heaven

could have sounded

their trumpets and horns,

to warn me that the crown of my veil

would someday be replaced

by a crown of thorns.