“Sorry kid … we’re a bit late.
Queen Liz has left the building.”
Britannia has taken Elizabeth Regina
the smiling face of a class system
spawned from feudalism
upon a chariot ride to forever 🙏 ♾️
As a right royal loyal
defender of the faith ✝️
she deserves a free pass
. . . to eternal light ☀️
No cryogenic chamber
for Elizabeth Windsor
as I trust that wasn’t
an empty casket ⚰️
the multitude filed past?
What’s next after such
a sentimental journey?
A trumpet blast back to the past
with King Karl Saxe-Coburg-Gotha No. 3 ?
May I say . . .
with the deepest respect
it has been a privilege to witness
the gracious majesty
of Queen Elizabeth
but isn’t it time for such excessive
entitlement to cease and desist
… to be consigned to history?
Such as a funeral march
that would reinforce
a victorious Ukrainian Army 🇺🇦
causing the Russians to up and flee!
Wouldn’t it be moral
to give Balmoral Castle
back to the Scottish
and all those vast estates
handed back to the peasants
from whom they were first stolen?
The crimes of Imperialism
and that Royal Family
a history written in blood
complicit in the business of slavery
the ruinous pushing of opium
onto the gormless masses
an Industrial Revolution that left
the working class broken and penniless
the pillaging of foreign resources
subjects subjugated and oppressed
a colonial monopoly on freedom
Things never to be repeated
Things never to be forgotten
Yet … still I left my floral tribute
at Buckingham’s forlorn gates 🏵️
Words and Images: David B. Redpath © 2022
Title Artwork: ‘St. Bride’ ~ by John Duncan
David & Linda Redpath ©2022