⏳NaPoWriMo 🫖April 🌱2023🌺Day 26

#NaPoWriMo #April #2023

Our (optional) prompt for the day asks you to write a portrait poem that focuses on or plays with the meaning of the subject’s name. This could be a self-portrait, a portrait of a family member or close friend, or even a portrait of a famous or historical person. If you need help delving into the meaning of your poem-subject’s name, this website may help.
Happy writing!
❤️❤️Another prompt I like, on a roll here! ❤️❤️
PORTRAIT POEM - Eloise ( famous warrior) Dunstable (A Shadorma Series)

Tall, half an
inch off six feet high.
She swanned
about in
four inch high heeled, bright red shoes.
Like a fire goddess.

With her long
straight fiery red hair
she towered
over all
of us. She was always in
unelected charge.

We all loved
her even when she
was bossy
and ordered
us about with her coral
pink lipstick and nails.

Midi skirts
came above her knees.
She had clothes
made for her
and took size ten shoes - her
Doc Martens were huge!

No-one was
that surprised when she
joined the
Army at
eighteen, she was marvelous,
and soon made sergeant

She did three
Afghanistan tours.
Never whined
about it,
just got stuck in and did them.
She was brave and fierce.

On the last
tour, it was hard for
her, she got
sick and had
to take time off and rest up.
She hated weakness.

On her first
trip out when she was
better, she
was blown up
by a roadside IED,*
fatally wounded.

She died
later despite all
efforts of
the medics
to save her, but she lives on
in her friends minds

Her first name
comes from the German
and it means
the famous
warrior, a name she lived
up to until death.

©🦊VixenOfVerse, 2023

*IED - Improvised Explosive Devices - often left by the roadside and detonated remotely. Many soldiers were killed by being blown apart and many more lost limbs to these bombs.*