A Wigan pensioner has penned a birthday poem for the Queen.
Lilian Goulding, who herself turns 90 this year, was commissioned by the Age UK Wigan Borough branch to produce one of her popular verses for the charity’s latest circular.
A copy of it will also be sent to her Majesty at Buckingham Palace.
John McArdle, Age UK Wigan Borough’s branch chief officer, said: “Lilian is a real star and has a gift for poetry. I’d struggle to write a message in a birthday card!”
Poet Lillian’s birthday ode to Her Majesty
The Stanish scribe Lillian’s Royal ode in full:
All good wishes to our Queen
One of the best that’s ever been
After that very sad occasion
When on your young shoulders was thrust a nation
Well on that day who could tell
But today we say “hasn’t she done well”
Our country you have loyally served
So these accolades are well deserved
You mam were always there
Like a breath of fresher air
In your lovely hats and coats
You always, always get our votes
Standing out in the largest crowd
We look at you and we feel proud
You are the Queen who we all love
The one all of us place above