QUEEN OF SHEBA
By JP BROWN
The great African Queen looked over the plentiful valley from high up above on a solitary mountain top. She ruled over all that she surveyed and much more. She ruled over a vast kingdom and subjects untold in number. She commanded a mighty army. Her fleet traded throughout the known world, making her wealthier than the richest king. Her influence reached far and wide, and she ruled by the strict command of her word and her will. Her lands were rich beyond compare, and in harvest and in industry, the people prospered. Her villages and temples were wealthy and at peace. She ruled with a stern but fair hand, and was well loved by all. Now she stood alone in all her splendour and magnificence as she viewed her kingdom from above. Her skin and eyes were melting dark with beauty, and her angelic regal features drew adoration from all men, who encountered her royal feminine presence. She was a Queen above Kings, and her will was of steel and ice. She was a blessing on the land and its people, and a mother to all; a mighty Queen. She took one more look at her fair land, before turning away to join her bodyguard standing close by. Soon she will depart to seek the council of her advisors for urgent state matters, yet her spirit shall still linger silently among the thorn trees and the veldt, as it will ever after in the majestic valleys of Africa.