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The poet laureate's on holiday – can you write a poem fit for a prince?


In the absence of an official poem from Carol Ann Duffy, please mark the new royal arrival with a poem of your own

Cheering crowds, waving flags, commemorative crockery– all that's missing to mark the appearance of a royal baby is a poem. So far there's no sign of an ode from the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Apparently she's on holiday. So why don't we have a go instead? Add your poems in the comments below to mark the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

Some people have already started. Here's a taste of Michael Rosen's response, Mind:

I don't mind waiting
I do mind being told I'm waiting
I don't mind good news
I do mind being told which news is good

And TheBluePelican, a reader of our live blog coverage, posted his/her poem:

Britain is secure.
By his service, his paternity,
and her maternity. English
men and women are served.
Your ancestors could not be prouder.

Now, it's over to you.

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