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  Poem winners, age 7-11 category
Updated 09 July 2002, 17.22
The Queen presents a silver medal to Louise, aged 8, from Dorking
The Queen's Golden Jubilee Poetry Competition, age 7-11 category

GOLD MEDAL WINNER
Aberfan
21st October 1966

'In that silence you couldn't hear a bird or a child'
Aberfan resident

In Aberfan it was so quiet,
You could hear the burning tears fall,
Hurting,
Heart-broken.

In Aberfan it was so quiet,
You could hear faces crumpling softly,
Loving,
Lonely.

In Aberfan it was so quiet,
You could hear hearts breaking,
No laughter,
No life.

In Aberfan it was so quiet,
You could hear empty arms aching,
Slipping,
Sliding.

In Aberfan it was so quiet,
You could hear The Queen hugging her own
Kids
Hard ..

Tony, 11, Park Junior School, Wellington, Shropshire

SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Inviting the Queen to Tea...

Dear Queen,
I hope you have a space suit,
For we are going to tea on Mars,
Please come,
Louise.
P.S. 5.30 sharp.

Dear Queen,
Please meet me at the space station, Florida,
For we are going on the 5.40 rocket,
Please come,
Louise.
P.S. Please come in that lovely pink dress for the rocket.

Dear Queen,
As you must recognise me, I will be wearing my blue frilly dress,
I'll be with four friends,
Please come,
Louise.
P.S. Oh, do come.

Dear Queen,
I hope you like roast beef, mashed potatoes and jelly with cream and strawberries,
Please come,
Louise.
R.S.V.P.

Dear Louise,
Yes, I love roast beef, mashed potatoes and mushy peas.
And yes, I have a space suit and I'd love to come.
Yours sincerely
Elizabeth
P.S. I will wear my pink dress.

Louise, 8, St Martin's Church of England Primary School, Dorking, Surrey.

BRONZE MEDAL WINNER
The Jubilee Cat

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?
I've been in London to visit the Queen.

Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you see?
I saw the Queen getting ready for her Jubilee.

I bet you didn't see her sneeze! I did.
I bet you didn't sit on her knees!
I did.

And she said, Pussy cat, pussy cat, what are you doing here?
Would you like a sip of my Jubilee beer?

I said, 'No, thank you, Queen, I'm not yet eighteen,
But I'd appreciate a tickle and some royal cream.'

So the Queen clicked her fingers and called 'Daphne, come here'
And in a twitch of my whiskers a maid did appear.

She said, Daphne, Daphne, milk the royal cow
I need a jug of cream for this pussy right now.

And then the Queen made me her Jubilee cat
I was given a medal and a silk feather hat.

What, she made you her Jubilee cat?
Did you ride in her carriage?

Yes, on my own velvet mat.

There is just one problem!
Yes, what's that?

Don't you know she has corgis ..?

Eden, 10, St John's Walham Green Church of England Primary School, Fulham, London SW6.

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