With all due respect for all Gryffindor admirers.. I am probably one of the rare people who thinks of Severus Snape as my favourite character in the Harry Potter series and that combination of emerald and silver looks brilliant as coat of arms..
I wrote this poem inspired by the ending of the 7th book, which gave me the imagination of what might happen afterwards.. I hope I'm not upsetting J. K. Rowling with this poem (if she ever came across this poem one day) because I love the series..
For all of you.. I hope you can enjoy this poem as much as I do..
Glory in The House of Past Evil
It was the first night of new school year in Hogwarts
Twenty-one years after the darkest eclipse of wizarding world
The final battle of good and evil
Where lives started at their ends
Carving shame on the House of The Serpent..
As the sorting ceremony went on, loud and clear a name was called
And Lily Potter walked confidently towards the hat of wisdom
Accompanied by her brothers’ cheers, she was ready to face her destiny
Intense gaze of Scorpius Malfoy followed her every step
Not knowing the reason why, she looked very special in his eyes..
It was the longest sorting in Hogwarts’ history, for even Albus Severus was Gryffindor at heart
She possessed qualities to fit each house,
Yet she presented no preference, at least not in her conscious mind
For she was well taught of the glory of them all
Truly she was a Hogwarts girl
The old hat frowned as it finally met its biggest challenge
“I see courage and loyalty.. excellent for Gryffindor,”
“I see depth of mind and thirst for knowledge.. best matches for Ravenclaw,”
“I see perseverance and kindness.. perfect for Hufflepuff,”
“The stronger yet.. I see glory in fairness and balance.. mostly needed.. mostly needed..”
“Cunning.. witty.. driven.. A very interesting combination for a Potter”
“Dad says I’m resourceful.. Mum says I’m inquisitive,” replied Lily
“You know my decision and have unknowingly accepted it.. How about your family?”
“They will accept it. They love me.”
“Indeed they do.. Then it is decided.. SLYTHERIN!”
The dining hall was full of gasps followed by complete silence
All eyes were fixed on the girl who calmly walked away from the now silent hat
Scorpius Malfoy was the only one standing, and clapping
As he saved a seat for her right next to his
Then the room broke into cheers and applause for the first Potter in the House of Secrets
.. Now seven years had passed. The sky was full of stars on graduation night
“Do we have your father’s blessing?“ asked Lily
“Not that he liked any bit of it, he knew it was bound to happen,” replied Scorpius
“The next five years won’t be so hard, then..” said Lily
“It won’t,” said Scorpius as they looked deeply into each other’s eyes.. in happiness..
Even with blessings from their families, life was always full of challenges for them
Courage, strength of the mind, perseverance.. all were put to tests
Loyalty, knowledge and kindness.. were the most powerful shields and weapons
Fairness and balance were the sources of happiness in the long journey to protect love
And their love echoed at every memory conjuring their glorious phoenix patronuses
.. Finally the time had come for another event of history to take place
The wedding that marked the new era of Hogwarts and wizarding world
A room covered in ornaments of Emerald and Silver, full of cheering Potters, Weasleys and Malfoys
Perfect sight of balance in harmonious co-existence
At last, glory had returned to the House of Past Evil..
(24 August 2009)