No thrones

R.I.P. HRH Prince Philip 

No thrones

There are no thrones in heaven, but you’re aware of that,
You have no need for sabres here or that gilding on your hat,
Your soul is what is wanted, your memory here too,
Your service to our Queen will earn our praise of you.

That crown you wore a life ago is but a memory,
Your history is credited by who you came to be,
Lifelong was your devotion, you walked two steps behind,
Your service to our Queen will hold you in our mind.

Our pride is on display in this for our adopted son,
Who lived a life of duty well and saw his duty done,
A backbone straight and stiffened when you heard that bugle call,
Your service to our Queen will bring a pride to all.

So lay your medals to the side, look down to us who mourn,
We mourn but are so proud of you and look towards the dawn,
For when history is written and when life begins anew,
Your service to our Queen will earn our praise of you.

R.I.P. ( God bless )
Mick

About the author

Mick Westwood
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I am a 71 year old retired coal miner, who spent 30 years working underground. Having time on my hands, and in order to keep my brain exercised, I decided to try to write poetry and put down on paper some of my life experience, and my hopes, dreams and other thoughts. I also do a little gardening, but I am hopeless at housework. Much to my wife's displeasure.

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GillR93
3 days ago
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I really admire your writing talent Mick and I've much enjoyed your work that's been shared on here.
You should think about getting your work published. I would certainly buy a copy.
In the meantime, keep going, and continue to share your work.
ElaineL79
18th Apr 2021
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Just beautiful Mick thankyou , RIP Prince Philip, God Bless our queen.
KimW49
18th Apr 2021
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Love this Mick, brought a tear to my eye.
Mirzymiz
18th Apr 2021
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Thank you Mick. A moving tribute to a life well lived in great service to our Queen, Country, Commonwealth, and the wider world. Thank you Sir and RIP.
Anne 14
18th Apr 2021
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Thank you Mick for your lovely poem.Your words hit the spot so well,and will leave anyone who reads it,in no doubt how highly we thought of Prince Philip and the wonderful,dutiful and loving life he led.
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How wonderful, I think you speak for us all xx
JenniT4
18th Apr 2021
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Beautiful words and sentiments. Well done
mandymoo
18th Apr 2021
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Beautiful, it bought a lump to my throat,
Thank you
JeanG6
18th Apr 2021
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Very moving poem and very true Prince Phillip will be sadly missed by everyone in the world for all his hard work and witty humor
MaureenC29
18th Apr 2021
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Amazing ,so true ,very well written x
GillB22
18th Apr 2021
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Such a beautiful poem Mick .Thank you.
PaulineH68
18th Apr 2021
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Flossy79
18th Apr 2021
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Beautifully summed up the thoughts of many?!
Mrsnannybee70
18th Apr 2021
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Beautiful and poignant
AnneB947
18th Apr 2021
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Thank you for putting into words what so many of us felt
Doreen Bent
18th Apr 2021
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Wonderful tribute and poem for Prince Philip your work is done thank you.

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