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Julia’s latest challenge is to write a poem for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This poem has been published elsewhere, not a serious contender, but fun, and it fits perfectly here:

Long may she reign

Grotesque gargoyles glug gallons,
As the summer storm cascades
On parasols and brolleys,
On cakes and lemonades.

The party in the churchyard was
To celebrate the Queen,
And sixty years of reigning.
The best Britain’s ever seen.

But the whole thing was a washout
With fruit punch watered down.
But no-one let the weather spoil
the day she got her crown.

So rain or shine we salute her,
On high days, and in between,
We wave our flags and cheer and shout,
‘God save The reigning Queen.’

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(c) 2012, K Patrick Moody

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