|Jamaica Jubilee Poetry|
Photos show Jason Green, from Boys' Town All Age School, and Janieve Tate, from Kingston Technical High School, reading their poems for the audience at the Awards Ceremony for the Jamaica Jubilee Photography Competition on Wednesday 20 February 2002. These poems are featured in the WebI School Calendar 2002/03.
Oh Queen! by Janieve Tate
The Queen and Me
do not know Queen Elizabeth
Oh Queen!They sang, "Jubilee, Jubilee, this is the
year of Jubilee, Queen Victoria set us
free, Queen Victoria set us free"
and how they sang years ago!
And you were with your girl's hair
free in the wind,
doing girl's things years after.
And the Prince saw you, modest and fine
you did every and anything ladies do,
and he saw you, oh what a coronation!
You were the sportswoman of
a flower in the castle.
From the jewel in the crown
to a land of wood and water,
four times you came here
Through thick and through thin,
When the world was cold,
or when the Beatles sang, "Yeah,
Oh Commonwealth, Oh Queen,
the two within the other,
a lady, a faithful, a grand
and a liege!
on this Golden time we can indulge,
"Jubilee, Jubilee, you have reigned
for fifty years, Jubilee, Jubilee."
by Janieve Tate
Kingston Technical High School
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