THE QUEEN OF JUBILEES
A Queen there was,
revered, of global fame — Elizabeth the Second was
For three-score-years-andten she ruled the roost And gave us Brits a selfassuring boost Through walkabouts and
bric-a-brac that bore Her likeness. She was loved
by rich and poor
Who visited each town and
Her palaces and castles
took up space.
Her Silver, Gold and
Diamond Jubilees Were past, as were those
days we ruled the seas. Her reign had overseen an
Yet she remained a
constant to us all. Upon her final,
We rallied to her
And while the world
around grew ever strange, Her strength of presence steadied us for change.
Paul A. Freeman, Abu Dhabi.