Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Poem for Queen Victoria

In the event that you are not aware, this weekend Canadians celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria. Our government gives us a day off and we spend the weekend lighting fireworks, camping and drinking. Many people open their cottages and pools this weekend and garden centres are overwhelmed with an infestation of amateur green-thumbs.

You may have heard Canadians refer to Victoria Day as May 2-4, this relates to the fact that Victoria Day usually falls around the 24th of May and that a 24-pack of beer is called a 2-4 (two-four). Victoria Day celebrations generally include a copious amount of beer.

This year the weather is gorgeous and I am very happy to have an extra day off. So I've written a poem to Queen Victoria to proclaim my gratitude.

Ode to Queen Victoria 
With beer and sparklers we salute,
the Queen who never was amused. 
Although you'd think our party crude
It's only because you were a prude.
Still you wore doily hat with attitude. 
and as politician you were shrewd.
For whatever reason I allude, 
you rock Queen V. 
Happy birthday dude!! 

Even if you don't get the day off tomorrow I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a great week.

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