Message from the Poet
This poem/song was not only inspired by the queen, and her seventy year reign, but also the impact she has had on different people through times of uncertainty. A lot of my poetry is focused on reaching out to people and writing about experiences and events that may have impacted people’s lives, both positively and negatively.
I tried to follow this theme into my poem, focusing on more recent events (i.e the COVID pandemic) and how the queen spread hope through a nation facing isolation and uncertainty as well as focusing on her whole reign, and how she has been a strong female inspiration for many girls growing up.
I also included references to girls who may want to grow up to take up leading positions as well as a tribute to the NHS hence the “dressed in blue and white” to highlight their great importance over the years, but especially over the past two years.
Overall, I hope that this song will become a celebration of our past as well as a symbol of hope for the future, especially highlighting the monarchy and their importance in leading this nation.