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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.

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Phillip came to me today 19,334 Views
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  • laurie_j
    Loved her poem about Prince Philip, how fitting it was written from the Queen’s perspective and takes on even more meaning with her recent passing. Beautiful, lovely poem and it brought me to tears.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • DavidC_Surrey
    This has the brought a tear to many an eye. Well done Joanne, you wonderful lady x
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Glove
    Why is Philip ..written with a double ll (Phillip) ...it is Philip.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • claudia_d
    I revised the punctuation a bit for Boyles’ consideration.

    Phillip 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 saw I was asleep.
    All my family was 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 Kings and Queens,
    are Monarchs 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 people’s friend.
    Thank you for the years,
    for all your time and love.
    Now I am one of two again,
    in our Palace up above.
    LikeReply 21 year ago
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