Elizabethan Prayer

An olive branch passed.
As token of unity.
A peace offering.
By monarch King Charles the Third.
A Royal Dispensation.

The House of Windsor.
By Commonwealth Nations linked.
At war — and in peace.
A centurion’s history.
Together — their legacy.

William, Harry, Kate, Meghan.
The four of you now — as one.
By God’s divine will.
House united will not fall.
Elizabethan Prayer.

About this poem

Her Royal Highness Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and her Colonies, reigned with grace and majestically for 70 glorious years, until her passing on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at the age of ninety six. May her majesty’s divine will, authority, and her soulful prayer for unity, continue to be exercised, by uniting her kingdom, and showering blessings on her son, the new king, His Royal Highness Charles III, and by equally showering blessings on all her descendants, and on all who succeed her. The peace of the Lord be with her entire household. 

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Written on September 12, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on September 12, 2022

Modified on March 12, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 384
Words 80
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “Dear Mili”), Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • teril
    It is hard to believe that she has really passed. I hope that this new era brings clear, admirable, unwavering examples of royalty.
    LikeReply1 year ago


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