‘As It Ever Was’: a poem for the Royal Wedding

April 29, 2011

 AS IT EVER WAS

Like so many of his countrymen

Victor found himself

amidst the fanfare of the Royal Wedding

moved to tears

*

Not, like so many

overcome

by high emotion

but because

at the tender age of eighteen months

he had

once again, it seemed

soiled himself

*

‘Just a moment, darling,’

his mother cooed

‘Just let Mummy watch the wedding,

Then we’ll get you changed’.

*

And so

as it ever was

the Monarchy paraded about,

lording themselves over the nation

whilst the little man

could only regard his lot

and choose

between vociferous protest

and quiet indignity.

TBM

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