#100WCGU – Wk#44 – Prompt: Poem related to the Diamond Jubilee – “Our Time Too”

29 May

When people cheered the new crowned queen,
Her beauty, her majesty, few had seen.
T’was on that day we pledged out troth,
To share our lives we promised, both.
Many years have passed and time has come,
A time so rarely seen ‘cept by some,
They speak of the Diamond Jubilee,
Our Diamond too, for her and me.
The years have passed though hair is grey,
I turn to her to have my say.
She hushes me and holds me tight,
We see each other as on first night.
The Queen of Diamonds has her day,
For us we’d have it no other way.


14 responses to “#100WCGU – Wk#44 – Prompt: Poem related to the Diamond Jubilee – “Our Time Too”

  1. Midlife SInglemum

    May 30, 2012 at 02:48

    Ahhh, a parallel Diamond Celebration. This made me smile.

    • Ross Mannell

      May 31, 2012 at 22:36

      Thanks for the comment.

      Having had an uncle and aunt celebrate their diamond anniversary not all that long ago, the idea came to mind.

  2. jfb57

    June 5, 2012 at 23:58

    What a wonderful tribute to longevity Ross. I take my hat off to folks who achieve such wonderful milestones. Thank you for joining the Jubilee here!

    • Ross Mannell

      June 11, 2012 at 10:54

      Thanks for the comment.

      In these days when marriage doesn’t seem “until death do us part” for so many, it’s always pleasant to know of those who have made it last. :0

  3. Gilly Gee

    June 6, 2012 at 05:48

    Excellent Ross! I hope your aunt and uncle get to hear it too!

    • Ross Mannell

      June 11, 2012 at 10:55

      Thanks for the comment.

      They had a big party put on by their children and grandchildren. 🙂

  4. Susan Mann (@susankmann)

    June 6, 2012 at 22:37

    A lovely tribute x

    • Ross Mannell

      June 11, 2012 at 10:56

      Thanks for the comment.

      Seeing an older couple still in love after many years is always a wonderful experience.

  5. jabbersville

    June 7, 2012 at 05:57

    How wonderful 🙂

    • Ross Mannell

      June 11, 2012 at 10:59

      Thanks for the comment.

      I have been to golden wedding anniversaries but diamond anniversaries are rarer and all the more to treasure as is Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.

  6. Sally

    June 9, 2012 at 01:52

    That is a lovely poem. My parents have one more year to go to reach their diamond anniversary.

    • Ross Mannell

      June 11, 2012 at 10:57

      Thanks for the comment.

      Your parents’ upcoming diamond wedding anniversary is wonderful. What a tribute to them for being together for so long. 🙂

  7. KP

    June 11, 2012 at 00:04

    Definitely the ah! factor with this one.

    • Ross Mannell

      June 11, 2012 at 11:01

      Thanks for the comment.

      What had amazed me about my uncle and aunty is they could still be seen walking hand in hand a times. Such long term relationships are national treasures.


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