Wednesday, 20 November 2013

An Invite to the Palace

They are changing their image
at Buckingham palace
but whatever one thinks
it is without malice.

They are allowing poets
on their hallowed grounds,
with a posse of photographers
and loads of newshounds.

They’ve sent invitations
to a selected few
and one of the chosen
is aged ninety-two.

They will listen to bards
at Buckingham Palace
but one absentee
is poor little Alice.

A poet of distinction,
she likes to perform
but, being a rebel,
she won’t reform.
Her views on the monarchy
is what got her barred
but the Palace hoisted
its own petard.

© Luigi Pagano 2013

A poetry invite to the palace: are you on the list?

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