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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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QueenOfHiraeth · 08/09/2022 23:29

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.

Gammon? That's an insulting term usually used for a middle aged, easily incensed, right wing, white man and, for all their faults, I don't think mawkish poetry is usually associated with that group.

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ApplesinmyPocket · 08/09/2022 23:32

Oh my god, you MUST be trolling, it is truly one of the worst things I have ever read.

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PolkadotsAndMoonbeams · 08/09/2022 23:35

I like the Paddington illustration. I thought it was sweet when I saw it during the jubilee celebrations.

The poem is not good.

I don't mind the rainbows. The Queen had a very sunny smile and wore bright colours, so I was pleased to see the rainbows over the castles — they seemed more "her" than grey drizzle!

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PileofLogs · 08/09/2022 23:38

In times when nothing stood
But worsened, or grew strange,
There was one constant good:
She did not change.

Larkin

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Antarcticant · 08/09/2022 23:40

I recognise it is heartfelt, but it isn't to my personal taste - too twee and mawkish; it doesn't capture the 'stiff upper lip' character of the Queen.

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iamjustwinginglife · 08/09/2022 23:41

oreobiscitz · 08/09/2022 23:17

The Queen would HATE that
Poem

The Queen would hate these type of comments

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oldtableleg · 08/09/2022 23:44

I think it would be difficult to come up with anything much worse if you tried tbh. It's actually insultingly bad.

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OnlyEverAutumn · 08/09/2022 23:50

I love the idea that anyone knows what the queen would think or hate or love or like 🙄.

The poem is fucking awful though.

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PileofLogs · 08/09/2022 23:55

I feel confident that the Queen would have hated it, on the grounds that she had eyes and could read.

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drkpl · 08/09/2022 23:58

Oh seriously, sometimes it’s the sentiment that’s important.

The queen has died and you’re loosing your mind over grammar? Less educated people have perfectly valid feelings they’re welcome to share.

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1982mommaof4 · 09/09/2022 00:00

It's beautiful

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SleepingStandingUp · 09/09/2022 00:01

LampLighter414 · 08/09/2022 23:24

Some lovely pictures being uploaded accompanying it

Wait, Paddington is dead???

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StoneofDestiny · 09/09/2022 00:03

Good gawd! What a travesty to call that poetry. How gullible are people - she was an old over privileged billionaire, not a saint!

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Phrenologistsfinger · 09/09/2022 00:05

Absolutely dire! I’d come back and haunt anyone who wrote something like that about me.

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MarieVanGoethem · 09/09/2022 00:06

SleepingStandingUp · 09/09/2022 00:01

Wait, Paddington is dead???

I thought Paddington had gone on a wee Adventure & was doing holiday cover for DEATH. Shame Binky wasn’t included given the Queen loved horses so much.

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Antarcticant · 09/09/2022 00:07

to a world where King's and Queens

are Monarch's every day.

Leaving aside the surplus apostrophes, I don't understand these lines at all.

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ReadtheReviews · 09/09/2022 00:09

I thought, I hope it's not a tortured rhyming one. And it was. Poems don't have to rhyme.

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NippyWoowoo · 09/09/2022 00:26

YABU.

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Sparklingbrook · 09/09/2022 00:30

That poem is bleurgh. I also think it's a bit unfair to get Paddington involved.

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PolkadotsAndMoonbeams · 09/09/2022 02:13

The Paddington illustration was done for the jubilee, as if they were heading back to the palace for a marmalade sandwich and a cup of tea.

I don't think Paddington Bear as Charon was quite what was in mind... and the corgi definitely only has one head.

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MissingNashville · 09/09/2022 02:23

Sounds like it’s written by a primary aged kid trying desperately to find words to rhyme. 😬

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stillvicarinatutu · 09/09/2022 02:38

Not a fan of the poem but I'd like to think they're together again

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SquatBetty · 09/09/2022 03:15

Ahahahahahahaha! It's SHIT! It's the most mawkish, appalling drivel. I feel sure it's only the tip of the iceberg though and we will be seeing more of this in the days to come.

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CatchYouOnTheFlippetyFlop · 09/09/2022 05:52

🤮

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CloseYourEyesAndSee · 09/09/2022 05:54

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.

The version I've seen on Facebook has the line 'I seen I was asleep' so this one has been slightly edited

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