Jubilation (In Wonderland)


They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
“The life of the poor and the life of the Queen
When looked at in contrast both seem quite obscene,”
Says Alice.

With apologies to A A Milne.

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on June 25, 2012, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. a wonderful observation.

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  2. Ben, I don’t really follow news, much less on media… was there a unified overall public response/engagement, or are there a lot of schools of thought/emotion about it?

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  3. It was indeed all over news broadcasts here. I watched a little, out of curiosity. But such displays, no matter what country, seem to be such a waste of money that could be spent on the poor or some other good cause. Of course you could say that many folks were employed to make it all happen – which is good for any economy, but… I look at that as just a justification, an irony, a paradox, etc.

    However I must admit – I remember when Queen Elizabeth was crowned – I was barely 5 years old, and we had just gotten our first t.v. and I remember watching black and white clips of it on the news. Of course I was enthralled – wanting so badly to be one of those beautiful fairytale princesses, in gorgeous dresses who married a handsome prince and wore glass slippers. But then I grew up. (Sort of. 🙂 )

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  4. Yes – I love when poetry makes social commentary. I was sickened by the fact that so many unemployed people were forced to work for free during the Queen’s anniversary celebration – only to sleep in London under a bridge and then keep on working the next day (again, for free. The only reward was the possibility of waged labour at the Olympics).

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  5. I noticed the Jubilee, sort of, but then managed to let it pass by without further notice. Is that too American?

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