Gracefully Brave

Grace and courage true.

Braving years as challenges

stirred Time, bringing change.

Radiant colour!

The spark in scene holding court,

Sense of duty strong.

But gentle smile,

the loving Gran to all there,

Reassured kindness.

For all the ups, downs,

Views and questions of purpose,

She mastered the test.

And now we honour,

for better or worse, a life

Grand, Patient, Steady.

Devoted to world,

Proud of nation under her,

Honest to the end.

Paula Antonello, Haiku Poetry. Copyright: Saturday, September 17, 2022.

My Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of all ages, who passed away on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Images: Top: Queen in Pink & Yellow, by MAX MUMBY/INDIGO/GETTY IMAGES

Image: Bottom: Queen in Blue by JOE GIDDENS/POOL/AFP VIA GETTY