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‘A day like no other’ – a poem

16 Sep 2022 | Written by By Susanna Lewis
A photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, sitting and looking to the right of a dark background.

Image from royal.uk

Read The Joy Club member, Susanna Lewis’ poetic tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Here, she reflects on the collective shock felt by a nation in response to the passing of our longest reigning monarch.

A day like no other

A day like no other
Where shock crushes our world
As words fill the screen
Unreal and unwanted
She was steadfast and strong
The mother of us all
Providing safety and love
Comforting through the years
Smiling with those twinkly eyes
Loyalty and kindness ever present
And now grief fills our heart
Unable to let go of our perfect Queen
The silence of a nation feeling loss
On this day like no other.


If you would like to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, you are welcome to do so via submissions@thejoyclub.com. With your permission, we will be sharing your tributes as a special blogpost, commemorating Her Majesty on the day of her funeral (Monday 19th September).

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