Tribute to Prince Philip

The gaffe-prone Duke of Edinburgh has died,
who asked if native Aussies still chucked spears
and told some Brits they’d end up slitty-eyed
for living in Beijing too many years.
Yet what a gap this man of action filled.
In World War Two he rode the cruel seas,
then Queen’s companion ‘Phil the Greek’ was billed
for seven decades, toiling without ease.
In cricket and in yachting he excelled,
an Albert-and-a-half until he left;
this carriage-driving, polo player held
the youth in awe – our nation stands bereft.
A controversial figure now and then,
Prince Philip was a stalwart man of men.