Thursday, September 07, 2006

Happy 80th

The Great Defenders’ regal diadem
has sparkled brighter than ever before
to dazzle all viewers beyond its shore
beneath the glow of the fortieth gem.
The might of a nation is not in its size,
it’s gauged by the thunder of loyal hearts,
and none beat louder, as no one imparts
more pride than Lilibet, who never cries,
the fearsome blood of a conqueror still
alive within. So raise a pint and toast
with gusto, ringing true from coast to coast
saying, "God Save The Queen!" then drink your fill.
If future monarchs reign with half her grace
then England shall forever have a place.

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