Queen Elizabeth II Poem

Queen Elizabeth II Poem By Sue Ellson

Queen Elizabeth II Poem

By Sue Ellson

The quiet heart
May beat no more
But her legacy lives on
In we who adore


For the strength of courage
For the view of clarity
For the calm of confidence
For the humble humility


For the ups and the downs
On life’s rocky road
She championed the chariot
For friend and foe


As we mourn her passing
And give thanks for her service
We can choose her greatest lessons
And keep carrying her chalice


On the morning of Friday 9 September 2022, here in Australia, we learnt of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. As a child, the concept of ‘tea with the queen’ was something that so many Australians aspired to in their lifetime. Yet somehow, she made us feel as if we were all part of her family and that she would be there to manage our trouble and strife. So much has been said about her service, loyalty, dignity, grace, humour and steadfastness, qualities that feel as if they come from another time and place.

For me, these qualities are so important. They reflect respect and care for our fellow humans. They do not provide a ‘return on investment,’ they exist because we are human and they are there to help us navigate the challenges of life. They remind us that ‘this too shall pass’ and that we can always ‘carry on.’ With love, Sue Ellson 🙂

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