The Royal Family of Great Britain is often a subject of controversy.
But then I fell in love with the photos of the new Baby Prince George and wrote and mailed to them this "PRAYER FOR THE PRINCE":
To the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
We offer this sincere prime Princely Prayer
Bless O Lord, His Royal Highness Kingly child
May your grace and mercy meet him everywhere.
Bless His Highness' hands to become a Blessing
To the weary masses of this hurting world–
Bless his dear feet to follow Peace
As his country's great banners are unfurled.
Bless his Kingly heart to honor fresh freedoms
Bless his awesome eyes to follow suit;
Bless his honest lips to encourage others
As world peace he perennially pursues.
Bless O Lord this outstanding Royal Family
Keep them always close unto Thee–
May Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge
Thy faithful, bountiful Blessings forever see.
2013 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Academy of American Poets
United States of America