It’s impossible to put into words the deep sense of loss we have for our dearly beloved monarch, Queen Elizabeth ll, and how impactful her death is worldwide, especially for us as her nation and citizens.
She has been such a stable, constant presence in our lives over decades and a huge part of our nation’s heritage. The Platinum Jubilee celebrations this summer revealed the great reverence and love most of us have for our monarch.
How do you sum up such an amazing life and reign? I’m not sure. But in this slightly clumsily written acrostic poem I’ve tried my best to honour the Queen’s memory and convey my impressions of her character and reign as we seek to adjust and mourn her death.
In memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll Humble of spirit and of heart Energetic, sporty, stalwart Radiant with inner beauty Meticulous in her duty Attentive to her responsibilities Joyous despite the formalities Exemplary in behaviour Secure in faith in her Saviour Thoughtful with politicians Yielding to adverse conditions Qualified by God and man Uniting vast continents Erudite in her governing ways Essential in holding sway National treasure in our land Eminent and elegantly dressed Longsuffering during life’s duress Inspiring to others Zealous on our behalf A woman of substance and faith Bright, courageous and brave Enduring for many long years Trustworthy, deserving of our cheers Hospitable to friends and strangers © joylenton