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Phillip came to me today

Philip came to me today,
and said it was time to go.
I looked at him and smiled,
as i whispered that "I know"

I then turned and looked behind me,
and seen I was asleep.
All my Family were around me,
and I could hear them weep.

I gently touched each shoulder,
with Phillip by my side.
Then I turned away and walked,
with My Angel guide.

Phillip held my hand,
as he lead the way,
to a world where King's and Queens,
are Monarch's every day.

I was given a crown to wear
or a Halo known by some.
The difference is up here,
they are worn by everyone.

I felt a sense of peace,
my reign had seen its end.
70 years I had served my Country,
as the peoples friend.

Thank you for the years,
for all your time and love.
Now I am one of two again,
in our Palace up above.

About this poem

HMH Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

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Submitted on September 08, 2022

Modified by acronimous on September 18, 2022

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 764
Words 188
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Joanne Boyle

Joanne is from Hartlepoole, UK. She works as a healthcare assistant and writes poetry in her free time. She captured the nation's heart with the poem she wrote on the occasion of Phillip Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. It is written from the point of view of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth the Second, and went viral as people around the world connected to Joanne's words. more…

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Discuss the poem "Phillip came to me today" with the community...

  • Urbabs
    Who really is the author if comments are true we shall probably never know ?
    LikeReply8 months ago
    • AuroraKevin
      the rightful author wishes to remain anonymous. However, I did reach out to her. She sent me the following response in relation to her Queen poem being hijacked and her attached poem addressing individual taking credit and people posting negative feedback.

      "Thank you for your email.

      This has really affected my mental health and my trust in social media and my trust in other humans.

      It's not that I want the acknowledgment, because that's not why I wrote it. I just feel so saddened that someone else has taken fame in the form of plagiarisms, from the heartbreaking loss of our Queens life.

      So, I wrote this.

      Please do respect my privilege in being unknown, and that of my small business. However, I'm happy for you to share this poem below. "
      LikeReply8 months ago
  • AuroraKevin
    Joanne. Wondering why you have not removed poem about the Queen from your collection. A collection where you claim to be the author. I have been in contact with the rightful author of the poem in question. Said poem, where in the rightful owner did not misspell the Queen's husband name incorrectly... as you have done in plagiarizing. The rightful author shared her poem Anonymously. I have emailed various news sites alerting them that you are not the author. Do the right thing. Remove the poem. Being as the damage is done it would also be incumbent upon you to post a permanent message on your page acknowledging you are not the author. 
    LikeReply 28 months ago
  • Squirrel1972
    Thank goodness I’m not the only one appalled at the atrocious grammar and spelling in this. Actually it says a lot about the U. S. education system that so many people think this is so good.
    LikeReply8 months ago
  • gambit
    The poem has awful grammar. Missing or random capitalisation, seen should be seeing, no understanding of the apostrophe (there when they shouldn’t be, not there when they should be) and Philip spelled wrong. What's more, it doesn't make sense. "to a world where Kings and Queens are Monarchs every day." Kings and queens are monarchs every day down here on Earth. That's what monarch means. 
    LikeReply 18 months ago


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