Poetry

Platinum Jubilee

Jubilee bunting hanging in Sloane Square, London
Platinum Jubilee Bunting in Sloane Square. Photo Doyle of London; CC Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence

Bunting for Her Majesty
Red, white and blue

Flowers for Her Majesty
Red, white and blue

Ribbons for Her Majesty
Red, white and blue

Union Jacks on mugs and tea towels
On teapots and sweatshirts
Red, white and blue

And if Scotland goes indie
And takes out the blue
Will we hang out the bunting
In red and white?

And red diagonals
Of Irish Saltire
Vanish
If Ireland goes green.

Will the English delight
In the red and the white?
Little red crosses on socks and vests
Larger red crosses on t-shirts and cushions

Are these the last years of the Union Jack?
So let’s wave it high in red, white and blue