May. 3, 2021

A Prince in Britain

(Tribute to Prince Phillip (1921-2021)

Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh,
'Mongst the fathers of a nation,
A man who stood for his country -
Not the slightest hesitation.

The husband to a nation's Queen,
He was the wind beneath her wings.
Stood in the shadows while she shined,
As to their love, they each did cling.

Prince Phillip taken from this life
Is mourned by those who loved him best.
Both sons and daughters by his side,
As he retires unto his rest.

Amongst British Princes, pray tell
For whom the tolling of the bell?
A man whose mission was to serve:
Prince Phillip, dear, sleep well. Sleep well.

The Queen will hold memories sweet
Until, again, when they shall meet.

NOTE: "He was the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the longest-lived male member of the British royal family" -Excerpts from Wikipedia. Much love, and deepest thoughts, to Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal family, and the people of Great Britain." (**Concerning the poem: "sons and daughters" not only refers to his children, but to any, and all, who loved and embraced him.)

© 2021 Walterrean Salley