Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rhymes On The Newsworthy Times Royal Wedding

On Friday, April 29, 2011 Prince William and Kate Middleton move down the aisle to be wed at Westiminster Abbey. So many of us here are enthralled over this ceremony and will be up at 4:00 to watch. Why? maybe its that we long for the sense of dignity and grace from our elected leader so lacking since probably the time of George Washington. Sadly even on this best day are current office holder has not one ounce of the grace and dignity and honor exuded by the Queen, who visited Stanford when I was on the Board of Trustees. I was not one of the select few to meet her but from the reports of those who did, her presence in a quiet way filled the room. Prince Charles unfortunately with his adultries cannot hold a candle to the Queen and his wedding gift to William and Kate should be his renunciation of the the throne on the Queen's death. The news and video of Prince William, son of Dianna wading into the crowd shaking hands prompted this: hope you enjoy

A Rose Parade it is not and rain may on the morrow fall
But crowds are now staking places along the Wall
Diane runs through half his genes willing to into crowds mingle
Prince William shaking endless hands to awe and tingle
All the Rose Queen and her court would do is wave
Those Brits who pressed his flesh for a moment to forever save
There will be horses and marching bands
A procession watched by millions in many lands
True, no Badgers or Horned Frogs and no floats of flowers towering into the air
But a royal carriage of history carrying the dreams we all wish to share
Our distant cousins, even if not blessed with Pasadena's no rain shield
Deserve our applause for a true romance of a young couple to be sealed
The Sun now daily sets on the British Empire but not on Friday morn
After the failed marriages the trust in the Windsors now to be reborn
Unlike a President or a Prime Minister, a King must above all place
Honor and integrity and role model high above politics so squalid and so base
A soon king-to-be, an aging Charles should take this hint
And not taint the royal thorn with his kingly stint
The Candle in the Wind in the Abbey will not flicker out
Finally and sadly without her, the Windsor ship seems to be turning about
A two cake wedding and a dress even WikiLeak cannot reveal
Kate and William, may your marriage 60 years from now be the lasting deal!
(c) April 28, 2011 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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