Long Goodbye

This long goodbye

Befits the Queen’s long reign

(Long to reign over us)

All these years

A lifetime

She the same

Yet change she saw

As all of us see change

Now a fixture’s gone

What will remain?


No looking back

We need a forward march

Youth must have its day

A forward arch

Too long that old Britannia

Ruled the waves

Now younger blood must come

And Britain save


We need a revolution

In our minds

And in our hearts

Resolution to be kind

Stop praising self

For glories never real

And love our neighbour (enemy)

The truest stamp and seal


Brian Fahy

16 September 2022

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