Queen Esther's Epitaph | Ivy Leaves Web Exclusive
To speak, likely meant her death,
“If I perish, I perish,” she said, bowing to Xerxes.
Called to more than a crown and a kingdom,
When no one would rise, she pleaded for her people.
For such a time she was created
to forsake her life for another’s freedom,
Justice cannot triumph unless someone pursues it.