My Coronation

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 People try to put me down,
Talkin’ ’bout my Coronation.
Just because I wear a crown.
Talkin’ ’bout my Coronation.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Then they claim I’m far too old,
Talkin’ ’bout my Coronation.
And I cost my weight in gold,
Raising burden of taxation.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Years back there was Charles The First,
He had a nice Coronation!
Then along came something worse –
Civil War that split the Nation.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Scrap was won by one Cromwell,
Greeted with much acclamation.
But things did not turn out well,
Cos he had no Coronation!

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 He closed theatres, banned football,
OMG, great consternation!
People had no fun at all,
Under his Administration.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Ollie did not last so long,
But stirred up much perturbation.
Then a new King came along,
Brought together the whole Nation.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Such a merry soul was he,
Partial to the odd libation.
Women, wine, debauchery,
Got sloshed at his Coronation!

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Some now want a Re-pub-lick,
Cheesed off with my Coronation.
Such folk they just make me sick,
Probing my Tax Declaration.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Just remember Cromwell’s time,
When you knock my Coronation –
Don’t for Abolition pine,
Just enjoy my…Coronation!

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 8/5/23
Denys E. W. Jones



This is a re-working (sort of) of the song My Generation by the Who. Football and politics have become entangled once again… I saw a YouTube Clip of Celtic fans diplomatically expressing their opinion of the Coronation, then Mike Bartram chipped in with a fine poem entitled The King, so now here is my contribution to the debate. I am an Evertonian, so naturally in contrast to the Republican Koppites, I am a Monarchist, lukewarm Monarchist is how I define myself. Please notice that football gets a mention here in Stanza 5, and if anyone thinks that football did not exist in Cromwell’s time, I say, remember your Shakespeare! In King Lear, Act I, sc. 4, Kent calls Oswald a “base football player…” It’s King Charles III talking in this poem, by the way…

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/my-coronation/