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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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Somethingsnappy · 08/09/2022 23:01

Sorry op, I agree with the others. It's awful. 'Don't put words in my mouth', I imagine her saying to herself.... 'not those ones anyway'....

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weaselish · 08/09/2022 23:01

The grammar alone... so so shite

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Mosso · 08/09/2022 23:02

I thought it was another Ryan Giggs one until I saw it was by a different person.

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Immaterialatthispoint · 08/09/2022 23:03

LuftBalloons · 08/09/2022 22:58

It’s twee doggerel.

John Donne’s marvellous poem about death is much more apt.

Agree.

And soonest our best men with thee do go,

Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.


much better than that crap. It’s a disgrace.

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workiskillingme · 08/09/2022 23:03

It's akin to those god awful drawings of dead people with a real life person superimposed onto it and Angel wings/feathers/robins etc

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ReneBumsWombats · 08/09/2022 23:03

Well, it's certainly doing the rounds so you aren't alone.

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LuftBalloons · 08/09/2022 23:04

John Donne, ‘No Man is an Island'

No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man
is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine;
if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe
is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as
well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine
owne were; any mans death diminishes me,
because I am involved in Mankinde;
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.



I particularly like:

”any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.”

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eddiemairswife · 08/09/2022 23:07

I'll wait for Simon Armitage.

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Bretonbear · 08/09/2022 23:08

moggerhanger · 08/09/2022 23:01

Each to their own. But I am judging every single one of my SM friends/contacts that post it.

Same here.

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SleepingStandingUp · 08/09/2022 23:09

I then turned and looked behind me
and saw I was asleep

So it was all a dream?

Sorry I think it's awful but what does that matter if it brings you comfort.

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Thatswhyimacat · 08/09/2022 23:12

Eh, I don't like it but the beauty of art is that everyone can take what they want from it. There are worse things than being a bit mawkish and sentimental and I don't like how keen people can be to sneer at people for enjoying harmless things.

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BigBearLittleBear · 08/09/2022 23:14

Everyone likes different things but when I read it on Facebook earlier I half cringed myself to death.

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oreobiscitz · 08/09/2022 23:17

The Queen would HATE that
Poem

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FetlocksBlowingInTheWind · 08/09/2022 23:18

moggerhanger · 08/09/2022 23:01

Each to their own. But I am judging every single one of my SM friends/contacts that post it.

Me too

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AuntieMarys · 08/09/2022 23:18

It is utter shite

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AWOIF · 08/09/2022 23:18

Cringe

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Cheeselog · 08/09/2022 23:21

I loved the Queen and appreciate the sentiment behind it. But it’s lacking in poetic value, shall we say.

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Lalliella · 08/09/2022 23:22

It’s vomit inducing. It doesn’t scan properly. The grammar and spelling are appalling, the author can’t even spell Philip! It was probably written by a thick gammon.

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oreobiscitz · 08/09/2022 23:24

What's with the fuckin rainbow obsession (again)

🙄

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LampLighter414 · 08/09/2022 23:24

Some lovely pictures being uploaded accompanying it

To like this poem about the Queen
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JubileeTissues · 08/09/2022 23:24

They've spelt her husbands name wrong. It's factually wrong.

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JubileeTissues · 08/09/2022 23:25

Ugh "Paddington take me to my husband". Ridiculous and insulting

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footballmom43 · 08/09/2022 23:26

Was it written by Ryan Giggs?

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scrivette · 08/09/2022 23:27

My Dad sent it to me - I thought my niece had written it!!

(I do like some of the drawings though)

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EmotionalSupportLynel · 08/09/2022 23:27

It's truly dreadful. It's all over my FB and as a poet myself I am resisting the temptation to say anything at all. There are some much better poems out there about the Queen and I can't understand for the life of me why this piece of twaddle has gained such traction.

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