The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Queenly Jubilee

Listen to Fliss reading ...
In celebration of The Queen’s great reign of seventy years,
the Commonwealth is partying, with music, speeches, cheers!
Our bunting’s up and dancing in its red and white and blue;
we’ve tables laid with lemon trifles. Yummy, yellow goo!

We have a guest of honour here. I wonder, can you guess?
You’re right, it’s not Her Majesty, but someone queenly, yes!
She’s little, but she’s regal in the way she moves and speaks.
She likes to stare at everyone, and when she talks, she squeaks…

It’s Queenie! She is here to greet us, ginger, cream and grand.
Her hair is shining in the sun. She waves a tiny hand.
She wears a crown, an English daisy, smiles so graciously,
then wees all over me. Oh, Queenie. Happy Jubilee!

About the Writer

Felicity Teague

Felicity Teague (Fliss for short) has a very serious job in publishing and enjoys writing poems during her playtime. Her poetry has appeared in a number of journals, including The HyperTexts, Snakeskin and The Ekphrastic Review. From 2014 to 2016, she was Poet-in-Residence of Happenstance Border Morris, a Morris dancing group in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. She also enjoys art, birdwatching, films, music and photography, and she loves guinea pigs!