Poems of the Week

They’re Closing the Bar at Buckingham Palace

by Chris O’Carroll

“According to two sources close to the monarch, doctors have advised the Queen to forgo
alcohol except for special occasions to ensure she is as healthy as possible for her busy autumn
schedule and ahead of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations next June. ‘The Queen has been told to
give up her evening drink which is usually a martini,’ says a family friend.”
Vanity Fair

The Queen’s been told to stay away
From drams that ease the Royal day.
Martinis are a no-no now.
Her docs would like to disallow
Most recreation alcoholic.
Crowned heads lie ever melancholic.