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
11 thoughts on “Queen Elizabeth ll – a life well lived and a small tribute”
Thanks for sharing this piece Joy. May grace fall of each of you, as you mourn your beloved Queen.
Thank you, Shirley. Grace is always welcome. It’s too soon to fully take it in and imagine life here without her presence and overseeing care. But for the royal family it’s a huge adjustment and a necessary change of roles for those closest to the throne. Bless you, my friend. x
And bless you too.
Thank you for sharing your heart with all of us. My prayers and thoughts are with you all across the pond. May you feel God’s comfort as you grieve the loss of your dear queen. Hugs and love, sweet sister.
Dear Bettie, your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated, thank you. Having known no other monarch in my lifetime makes it hard to believe our dear queen has departed this earth for her well deserved heavenly rest. Hugs and love to you, too, sweet sister and treasured friend. xo ❤️
Thank you for sharing this, Joy. My mom who was Canadian, loved the Queen and the Royal family. She and some neighbors got up really early to gather for Charles and Diana’s wedding. She would have appreciated this as do I!
Dear Michael, you’re welcome. I wanted to try to write some kind of early tribute to the Queen and I’m grateful to have been given this acrostic poem. Thank you for sharing about your Canadian mom and her love for the Queen and the Royal family. The interest is worldwide, as is the abiding love and appreciation for HM Queen Elizabeth, her long and faithful reign and her humble character. She will be greatly missed. Bless you, Brother.
A beautiful tribute, Joy. Seventy years is quite beyond our grasp here in America. I can only imagine what she meant to you and your countrymen. My thoughts and prayers have been with the Royal family and now are with you, my friend. Blessings.
It’s no mean feat to reign for 70 years, requiring great endurance, perseverance and resilience. Our Queen witnessed vast changes during her lengthy reign but had the means to adapt where need be and continue where necessary.
We’re so thankful that she got to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee this year. The Royal family are experiencing a huge loss and alteration in their governance. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for them, dear June. They need them as they grieve and seek to move forward again. I’m grateful for your prayers for us as citizens who mourn her death as well. Blessings and love. Xx ❤️
What a beautiful tribute to the Queen! She was beautiful inside and out! Blessings and love to you, dear Joy! xoxo
Indeed she was, Gayl! We were so blessed to have her as our Sovereign. Thank you for your lovely, encouraging comment. Blessings and love to you, too, dear friend! xoxo 💜