Our Lily

Our lily of the valley

Has shed her petals free

To drift upon the winds of time

In her own sweet Galilee 


The Mother of our nation

So long its beating heart 

Offers her earthly shell to rest

For her soul must now depart


So free it roams, through gilded vale

And bonny lochs & moors

Past stag & hare, & fragrant fayre 

To dusk's misty allures 


Where lies a smile, she knows so well

Her waiting strength & stay 

Together, two souls reunite 

To dance the night away 


And here we are

Elizabethans, is all we've ever been

For 70 years you tried your best

To live up to being Queen


You'll always be our true foundation

The soil of our scepter'd Isle

A constant in our thoughts & hearts

Great Britain's brightest smile


I hope you sit upon Burmese

With your Father by your side

And in his long lost face you'll see

Only love & endless pride


◄ Love

Goodbye ►


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Angel whisperer indigo child x

Thu 22nd Sep 2022 20:42

Well done Stephen amazing achievement to have your work read out in the house of commons
You're amazing
And what a tribute xxx

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kJ Walker

Tue 13th Sep 2022 08:13

A fine and fitting tribute.
Congratulations on having it read out in parliament, it must have been a really proud moment.

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jennifer Malden

Mon 12th Sep 2022 20:08

Congratulations, Stephen, a well deserved honour for a beautiful piece of writing.

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Stephen Atkinson

Sun 11th Sep 2022 17:12

Thank you all for your lovely comments & likes. Yes, a surreal but proud moment! 🌈

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Brenda Wells

Sun 11th Sep 2022 17:00

Congratulations Steven, on writing a beautiful poem and tribute to Her Majesty, also on achieving the recognition of having it read out in parliament.
Just brilliant!

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 11th Sep 2022 16:51

This must have been a wonderful moment, Stephen, and the poem is worthy of such an occasion. Congratulations!

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Martin Elder

Sun 11th Sep 2022 09:25

Congratulations on a heartfelt piece of poetry Stephen. Well said

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Greg Freeman

Sun 11th Sep 2022 08:28

Congratulations, Stephen! Can you email me at gregfreem62@gmail.com, please? I'd like to write a story about this for Write Out Loud. Greg

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julie callaghan

Sun 11th Sep 2022 08:14

Wow, that’s wonderful news. What a moment. Just found the clip of Twitter. Many Congratulations 🌈

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John Botterill

Sun 11th Sep 2022 07:35

Wow! That is awesome news. A well deserved honour, Stephen! 😎

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Stephen Atkinson

Sat 10th Sep 2022 21:22

Thank you Stephen & John! I've had the honour of having it read out in Parliament by local MP Paul Howell today! So quite a proud moment.
And thanks for the likes everyone 🌈

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John Botterill

Sat 10th Sep 2022 09:31

Outstanding, Stephen. Take a bow!

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 9th Sep 2022 16:25

I can only echo Julie and Russell's comments. Thank you, Stephen.

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Stephen Atkinson

Fri 9th Sep 2022 14:56

Thank you Julie & Russell. Sad days 😥

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julie callaghan

Fri 9th Sep 2022 06:56

So beautiful. Thank you Stephen. Brought tears to me too.

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Russell Jacklin

Fri 9th Sep 2022 06:15

Beautiful, I felt tears again, simply beautiful

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