The Queen's Golden Jubilee Poetry Competition, age 11-14 category
GOLD MEDAL WINNER
Boogie in the Garden
Buckingham Palace announced that a free pop concert was to be held in
the gardens of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
Hey there Queen!
Gonna boogie in the garden.
Boogie so loud
Gonna need a Royal Pardon.
Hip hop bash,
The roof will be raisin'.
You'll be tryin' not to hear us
Through the royal double-glazin'.
Not your scene?
You'll just have to lump it,
You can't always boogie
To the same royal trumpet.
Golden Jubilee, a right royal bash:
You can boogie in your garter,
You can boogie in your sash,
You can boogie with a sceptre,
You can boogie in a crown,
Man, they're gonna hear us
From the other end of town.
This party's out to prove
You're the best there's ever been,
As a hip-hop happening
Cool mean QUEEN!
Alexander, 13, Edgehill College, Bideford,
SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Fifty golden wheat heads blow
Fifty golden wheat stalks grow,
Golden years lay row on row,
Fifty years may quickly go.
Golden hair will quickly grey,
Golden wheat heads brown and fray,
Golden leaves will rot away,
Virtues are here to stay.
Thomas, 12, Trevor-Roberts'
Preparatory School, London NW3.
BRONZE MEDAL WINNER
"How would you like your hair today
Blue rinses, highlights or curls?"
"Something pretty, something cool
Something to go with my pearls!"
"Is it a special occasion, Ma'am,
An event I might see on TV?"
"Nothing special, nothing grand
Just Tony Blair coming for tea!"
"So what are you doing this summer then,
I hear it's your grand Jubilee?"
"We're hoping to keep it a secret
Just my husband, the children and me."
"Have you had your holidays yet,
Are you going any place far?"
"Just America, Spain and France
And I'm hoping to meet a Czar!"
"Are you doing any more shopping,
Or are you not staying in town?"
"I'm going to buy some dog food
And a Versace gown!"
Claire, 12, The Goldolphin School,