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To like this poem about the Queen

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pinok · 08/09/2022 22:33

Phillip came to me today,

and said it was time to go.

I looked at him and smiled,
as i whispered that "I know"

I then turned and looked behind me,

and saw I was asleep.

All my Family were around me,

and I could hear them weep.


I gently touched each shoulder,

with Phillip by my side.

Then I turned away and walked,

with My Angel guide.


Phillip held my hand,

as he lead the way,

to a world where King's and Queens,

are Monarch's every day.


I was
given a crown to wear
or a Halo known by some.

The difference is up here,

they are worn by everyone.


I felt a sense of peace,

my reign had seen its end.

70 years I had served my Country,

as the peoples friend.


Thank you for the years,

for all your time and love.

Now I am one of two again,

in our Palace up above.
J.Boyle (heartfelt)



I saw it on Facebook and loved it but only seen hate for it on mumsnet :( I think it’s beautiful ❤️

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Oysterbabe · 10/09/2022 13:47

AuxArmesCitoyens · 10/09/2022 11:36

Proof of alien life at last. It can only have been written by a Vogon.

😂😂

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MomwasCasual · 10/09/2022 13:52

Someone tell J Boyle how much the Queen loved tigers. And the colour orange.

Let's see them work with that.

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Sinthie · 10/09/2022 14:31

Rhyming “see” and “family” in poem 2 😬😬😬

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sandyHerts · 12/09/2022 05:07

The poem is by Joanne Boyle who is a healthcare assistant from Hartlepoole who writes poetry in her free time.

Joanne wrote the poem after Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, but it has captured the nation’s hearts once again after the Queen’s passing.

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MissingNashville · 12/09/2022 05:44

Oysterbabe · 10/09/2022 13:46

OK, this one actually got me a bit.

The poor corgis. They’ve lost their owner and now have to be looked after by the disgusting one.

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TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross · 12/09/2022 06:40

thesnailandthewhale · 10/09/2022 10:04

And a third poem ... although I'll put my hard hat on and say I quite like this one

Paddington sat down sadly
On a green and quiet glade
And pulled a sandwich from his little hat
Made With the nicest marmalade
He had heard sad news this very day
That the Queen's life had come to an end
He cried because that day they met
She had become his bestest friend
They had shared some tea
That very day when to the Palace he had been invited
He remembered he could hardly speak
He was so very very excited
He offered her his sandwich
Made with such love and care
She smiled at him and with a grin
She showed that little bear
That inside of her handbag
There was something she had made
And that She too kept a special sandwich
Made of the finest marmalade
Although he was just a little bear
And she a regal queen
Watching her take that sandwich out her bag
Was the best thing he had seen
He wondered if any body else would miss her
Now that she had gone
And his heart was filled up to the brim
When he turned his little phone on
He saw that Facebook had been flooded
With her pictures old and new
And that he himself that little bear
Was also in them too
Although today he is the saddest
That he has ever been
He will always lovingly remember
The day he had tea with the Queen..

This is the worst one there’s been. Please spare me from any more of this shite where people just vomit rhyming words on to a page and think it can be called poetry. I find it physically painful.

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LetHimHaveIt · 12/09/2022 06:45

I think it's nauseatingly sentimental tripe, and - most importantly - I fully expect the Queen would have hated it, too.

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LetHimHaveIt · 12/09/2022 06:47

sandyHerts · 12/09/2022 05:07

The poem is by Joanne Boyle who is a healthcare assistant from Hartlepoole who writes poetry in her free time.

Joanne wrote the poem after Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, but it has captured the nation’s hearts once again after the Queen’s passing.

Serious counterweight to the idea that HAs are overworked, there . . .

Give her some more stuff to do, stat!

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LetHimHaveIt · 12/09/2022 06:53

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll · 10/09/2022 12:10

What is a 'regal queen' - is that to distinguish from RuPaul and friends?

Trying to be kind, I'm reminded of the old quote (was it one of the Mitfords?) about 'for those who like this sort of thing, this is exactly the sort of thing that they will like'. Suffice to say, I personally am not one of 'those'.

I will add, though, that so many people seem to think that assembling semi-random words in any kind of form makes a 'poem'. I'm not convinced that these same people would be happy to pay for a big loose pile of assorted bits of wood if they had commissioned a carpenter to make them a solid dining table.

'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie', I think.

I find myself saying it quite a lot, lately.

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IamtheDevilsAvocado · 12/09/2022 07:00

whumpthereitis · 08/09/2022 22:42

saw someone else say in another thread that it’s all it’s missing is a bit about how she’s ‘wiv the angles’, which about sums it up. Mawkish, shite, and peak shared-on-Facebook.

Agreed😂

mawkish, badly written claptrap!

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IamtheDevilsAvocado · 12/09/2022 07:03

MomwasCasual · 10/09/2022 13:52

Someone tell J Boyle how much the Queen loved tigers. And the colour orange.

Let's see them work with that.

You're evil!
I kinda like that 😂

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WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll · 12/09/2022 10:55

Ah, thanks, LetHimHaveIt

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FrodisCapering · 12/09/2022 13:02

If you like it, if it speaks to you then great!
I think it's almost comedic but one man's meat is another man's poison and all that...

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Giveaschitt · 12/09/2022 13:37

I'm not sure what is worse - the awful poems or the people claiming to have seen her face/Paddington's face in the clouds. Nearly always accompanied by a photo that looks, well, like a cloud....

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LaPerduta · 15/09/2022 09:25

IamtheDevilsAvocado · 12/09/2022 07:03

You're evil!
I kinda like that 😂

They'd probably have her visiting Niger.

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bridgetreilly · 15/09/2022 10:17

The writer (not poet) can’t even spell Philip correctly. It’s absolutely grim.

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bridgetreilly · 15/09/2022 10:21

but it has captured the nation’s hearts once again after the Queen’s passing.

It really hasn’t.

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ThisUserNameIsAvailableOk · 15/09/2022 10:28

Oh. My. God.

Paddington on his "little phone" 🤮😩

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WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll · 15/09/2022 21:54

They'd probably have her visiting Niger.

Isn't it pronounced 'Ni-zhair'? How about the Eiger?!

I'm with the PP who compared it with William McGonagall - that was my thoughts exactly too.... be it told!

Or maybe James McIntyre, who wrote endless poems about cheese!

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PolkadotsAndMoonbeams · 15/09/2022 22:01

I think a bit of sentimentality can be nice, but some of those have definitely topped into mawkishness.

This type of thing is nicer:

"She knew that one day, when she was a very old woman, she would dream this dream for the last time, and in this last dream of all she would see the little white horse and he would not go away from her. He would come towards her and she would run towards him, and he would carry her upon his back away and away, she did not quite know where, but to a good place, a place where she wanted to be."

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