Obituary

An elderly woman died in England
Survived by children, grandchildren, 
Great-grandchildren, many acquaintances
Survived terrible fragments of the worst century
When many went hungry, hunted,
Often simply unacknowledged
Many exploited
Born into a kingdom becoming a nation
Becoming an island on a planet
Witnessing transformation, fragmentation
Devastation, but also moments of beauty
She will be remembered for wearing many hats.

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