100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#44

Julia over at Julia’s Place hosts the 100 Word Challenge.

In keeping with the upcoming Diamond Jubilee celebrations Julia’s instructions were to write a poem. (!) [exclamation point mine]  “It doesn’t have to rhyme or be specifically about the Monarch but it should capture the passing of sixty years. I will give you some poetic license with the number of words and say 100 words -ish!”

I haven’t joined in this before and I think I chose a hard one for a starter; I nearly gave it up as too difficult; I think I bent the rules in that it doesn’t portray the passing of 60 years very well … but it is 98 words. That’s pretty 100-ish!   So I decided to have fun with it and this is the result.

Too young to remember her coronation,
She was our Queen too, without reservation.
Today I still lay claim by loose association.
My Queen or not, it’s in the interpretation,
But I proudly say “yes” without hesitation,
For I am a lover of the royal delegation.
Mind you, I don’t pay through heavy taxation,
For I live far away, off the reservation
Across the ocean, in yet another nation.
But still I’d like to join the celebration,
And raise a glass in eager anticipation
Of England’s proud and frenzied jubilation.
I say, “God save the Queen’ for another generation.

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20 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#44

  1. I’m so glad you have found us because if this is an example of a difficult one (I gather you don’t normally write poetry!) then I can’t wait to read your others. This was so jolly and so right for the occasion! Cheers me Dear!

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