This is the woman who wears England's crown,
Almost for seven decades on the throne,
Her rulership has been one of renown,
And for her strength of purpose she is known.
Never yet has she let her people down,
Smoothly her years as the monarch have flown,
She has dressed in many a stately gown,
Many speeches have we heard her intone.
Though not a royalist, I did admire
Her gesture back when the Twin Towers fell,
An act, I felt, guaranteed to inspire,
As America went through days of hell:
"God Save The Queen" she did not require,
It was, for the first time, given a spell,
But "The Star Spangled Banner" rose ever higher,
To send those tragic victims her farewell.
Copyright © Beth Evans | Year Posted 2020
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