A Jubilee Message from SI Wakefield
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In this the Diamond Jubilee Year, Soroptimist International of Wakefield member Carole Ellis has composed the following ode to Her Majesty.
A Diamond Jubilee Poem for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Congratulations, ma’am, on your Diamond Jubilee.
Sixty years of glorious service you have given free.
Your dignity and dedication wins respect from all.
Throughout the land we toast our Queen in street and village hall. ‘Your Majesty, God bless you! Have a long and happy reign’.
Your people bow before you whilst sweet freedom they retain.
To me you are the precious stone in England’s ancient crown,
who well deserves the joyous celebrations of each town. Throughout your life your days are filled with great affairs of state.
You welcome kings and presidents - with ease communicate.
You circumnavigate the world and boost goodwill and trade.
You head the Church and Army, yet support the Boys’ Brigade. At night you smile and sparkle and dazzle all the ‘stars’.
You quickly put folk at
their ease, ignoring coy faux pas.
Old soldiers love you, children too. In all, you motivate.
A mother, wife and grandma but you never deviate. Whilst Politicians legislate the Sovereign reigns supreme.
Your very presence safeguards Britain from a harsh regime.
Compassionate and educated, you have sworn to serve
your country and its people: age-old values to preserve. A multi-cultural Britain strives for peace and rights for all.
Economies shape world events and swiftly countries fall.
Uniting different creeds and races, always standing firm,
you never falter in your task: each vow you reaffirm. Ma’am, you’re a fine example to the ladies here today:
Soroptimists, who work to serve their sisters far away
and in this land, promoting health and equal rights for all
in education, family-life, where hope is often small. I’m proud to stand
with women whose objectives are to serve;
their three A’s are the keys which female shackles long deserve.
So, ladies, raise your glasses, drink a toast to our dear Queen:
God Bless her! Long may she reign o’er English pastures green.