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A Queen Has Passed This Way


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A Queen has Passed This Way

A Ping!
A glance at my phone
and a tear slid
involuntarily from my eye,
a weight pressed
upon my chest.

A woman I have never met
yet, over decades
has touched me
through her regal,
unwavering devotion
to her people and her kingdom,
         has died.

Her long reign
through prosperity, wars,
and a world on the brink
was met with her stoic
perseverance, generosity, and grace.

A queen in spirit and ascension,
displayed to the world
what dignity and honor
should look like.
                   ~~
Judi Van Gorder

Queen Elizabeth II  (1926 - 2022)  has died September 9, 2022 at the age of 96 and after of reign of 70 years.  
Thank you
and Rest in Peace
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor,
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

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~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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