Paul Warren

Gold Star - 67,988 Points (ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

Australia – The Queen Visits In The 60’s - Poem by Paul Warren

I remember lining up on the Port road
With flag in hand and excitement sowed
Other school children were standing around
And after the Queen passed we were half-holiday bound

So we waited and looked and looked and waited
It seemed forever as our excitement dissipated
Until in the distance there was a roaring motorcycle sound
Of police escorts and a black limousine bound

Seated in the back I could see the Queen
As she waved the Queen wave and we hoped to be seen
In a couple of seconds it was all over and done
And we filed off to our half-holiday duly won.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: my country

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

My memory of the Queen when I was a child and she visited South Australia.

Comments about Australia – The Queen Visits In The 60’s by Paul Warren

  • Rajnish Manga (9/9/2015 11:35:00 PM)

    The melee and its excitement during the visit of a dignitary always remain in the memory to be cherished when we grow old. But for children, it has an additional significance:
    And we filed off to our half-holiday duly won.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 10, 2015

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