Some stairs attracted stares –
hose leading to the Lindo,
With doors reflecting glares,
Instead of from a window. 

One wonders, can I mention,
In times gone by before
Has quite so much attention
Been focussed on a door? 

The panels blandly standing
Gave nothing much away –
It needed an expanding
Transparency display. 

Brass plates stood staidly smirking
Embellishment without,
No handle was there working –
Can’t handle it, no doubt. 

And breathlessly the people
Keep gazing at the sight
All day, and then a heap’ll
Still gawk throughout the night. 

The miracle awaited,
And watched for, near and far,
Was when those doors created
A change into ajar! 

Became ajar; then open;
And Catherine the Great
Gave all one could be hopin’ –
It was so worth the wait!

WIlliam Catherine and baby. 

© Colonialist July 2013 (WordPress)



About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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  1. adeeyoyo says:

    Ah, yes, we were all waiting on tenterhooks for an announcement and more!


  2. adinparadise says:

    Definitely worth the wait. Gorgeous little family. 🙂


  3. bluebee says:

    What a loyal Colonialist you are! 😀


  4. calmgrove says:

    Such a spell British royalty have over the rest of the world! And then when I think of how much air time is spent on them…


  5. Very clever poem colonialist 🙂


  6. Eha says:

    Coming from Australia and having watched the big contingent from every one of our TV stations waiting at that door for a fortnight, I would say that our large enough [and in a way, understandable] Republican numbers don’t have a leg to stand on for quite awhile 🙂 ! OK, tho’ not British born, am both a romantic and a Monarchist, at least for the ‘home country’!! And di wonder how many ‘practice runs’ dear William had with the baby capsule > Range Rover to do it THAT fast and perfectly 😀 !!


  7. The Asian says:

    Great poem for the little guy. Hopefully he’ll be able to have as close to a normal life as possible


  8. melouisef says:

    Please forgive me col but I think we have had an over exposure to the baby by now. So I cannot share this hype. All I can say is IF he ever becomes king it will
    be of a different England to the one now. I agree with one of the queen’s friend who was not really excited – everybody has babies. I will avoid news programs for a while now.


  9. Clever rhyme and it was so worth the wait to see the little babe…..


  10. Sonel says:

    Beautiful rhyme Col! Thanks for sharing. 😀 *hugs*


  11. Nice one, Col 🙂


  12. newsferret says:

    A new baby is a baby,
    No maybe,
    I hope it is normal like all babies should be,
    and as a prince
    Loyalty to his people in furure will be.


  13. what a lovely welcome you’ve given the young prince. May he grow up with spectacular sense of humour.


  14. Ooooooh it is awful, but I like it.


  15. bulldog says:

    Your poetry is just too damn good for words… wonderful…


  16. Colline says:

    Nice tribute to the birth of the next in line.


  17. Pussycat44 says:

    Like footsie I also noticed the link with the dresses. At last all the hoo-ha is over in front of the hospital. I hope the trio will have a peaceful two weeks together.


  18. footsy2 says:

    Clever pic of the happy couple. Simple. Blue for a boy. And the link – Diana too wore polka dots. They have a good stylist lurking in the background 🙂


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