Buckingham Palace: A.A Milne Poetry for Kids

 

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, London – Home of Queen Elizabeth II

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
Alice is marrying one of the guard.
‘A soldier’s life is terrible hard,’
Says Alice.

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They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We saw a guard in a sentry-box.
‘One of the sergeants looks after their socks,’
Says Alice.

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They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We looked for the Queen*, but she never came.
‘Well, God take care of her, all the same,’
Says Alice.

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They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
They’ve great big parties inside the grounds.
‘I wouldn’t be Queen for a hundred pounds,’
Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
A face looked out, but it wasn’t the Queen’s
‘She’s much too busy a-signing things,’
Says Alice.

The Queen with her Guards
The Queen with her Guards
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They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace

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Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

    
’Do you think the Queen knows all about me?’

    ‘Sure to, dear, but it’s time for tea,’
Says Alice.

  • I have substituted King for Queen
  • The hats are made of bear skin and it takes one bear to make a guard’s hat.  There is a move to use non-animal fur and I’m happy with that move.   Pauline