A poem to mark royal birthday

The poem I have composed below as a ‘thought dedication’ for the year of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, has been included in The Queen’s Birthday Book.

You are welcome to share it with your readers.


Of the cause of freedom,

hold eternal vigilance; but don’t spread alarm.

Of the cause of love, -

an infant in your arms.

When someone is without a prayer,

be guardian of good thoughts for them.

When somebody is alone, resolve to be there.

Imbue warmth, and goodwill.

Take time to speak good words, as well as to share.

Be a friend that cannot be replaced.

Extend compassion without compare.

Heartfelt and loving, plus tender too.

Pause and show often that your gestures are true.

Consolidate goodwill through reflecting the same; -

so wherever you are, love is in the frame.

Remarkable people need not be rare

When everybody would wish to feel:

“I am so glad you care.”

Rita Da Silva

Rectory Close
St Leonards

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