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Queen in Black ~ poem by Dionle Ariba

Fashion in the eyes of humanity,

Behold a great sovereign,


With a long black gown of despondency,

Smirking black lips of hatred,


The dim and dark aura on her shoulders rested,

Haunting black eyes of arrogance,

Sauntering in an aisle of gloom and silence,

Long dark hair with black ribbons,


Reaching the height of power over the souls of men

A dazzling necklace made out of a black diamond,

Black pearl earrings attract the shadows of despair,

Crown of Sorrow made out of black onyx,

With a murder of crows drifting above,

Heels of desperation so tall and magnificent,


Desires of darkness,

Fulfilled and obtained by misery,

Through the heights of Fashion,

Entirely carved for a great monarch,


The Queen in Black.



Dionle L. Ariba is a 13-year-old 8th grade student of Leaton School Inc. from Sangi, Toledo City, Cebu, Philippines 🇵🇭. Aside from enjoying fashion and writing, his favorite hobby is collecting lego minifigures, his favorite color is blue, and he loves homemade Filipino cuisine. He is a Roman Catholic that believes in Jesus Christ. He believes that, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.

Photo Cover Credit: Luiza Danco

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