Saturday, April 1, 2017

A KNIGHT'S TALE

A bit of tongue-in-cheek humor
Submitted to Poets United Poetry Pantry
and dVerse Open Link
(Image credit to Dreamstime)
April, 2017

Gather ‘round, you quirksters
I’ve a tale for you to hear
About the king of the castle
And his daughter, Gimme-a-beer

One day into the castle
Clanked handsome Sir Laugh-a-lot
He’d heard of the fair maiden
Whose father, the king, was gone a lot.

He courted the fair maiden
And stole her heart away
“When father comes back, we’ll tell him”,
She said, “’Twill be a wondrous day”.

But the day was not so wondrous
When the king returned to the castle
He’d heard of faithless courting knights
And there really was quite a hassle.

Sir Laugh-a-lot had to do battle
In the castle jousting ring
He learned it wasn’t easy
To please Gimme-a-beer’s father, the king.

But Sir Laugh-a-lot was canny
He was bound to persevere
And win the hand in marriage
Of the beautiful Gimme-a-beer

The day came the king consented
To give his daughter in marriage
And Gimme-a-beer and Laugh-a-lot
Rode off in their wedding carriage.

The moral of my story
Of those days of long ago
Of castle kings and jousting rings
Is one you’ll want to know.

It’s that there’s danger in the jousting ring
And being king of the castle is tough …
But once a king always a king
And once a knight’s enough.

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31 comments:

  1. I needed this chuckle this morning, Bev! "Gimme-a-beer" and "Laugh-a-lot" seem a fine pair. And yes, I am sure being king of the castle would not be an easy job. Smiles.

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  2. Ha... love the names of the knight and the bride... really the type of poetry I needed.

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    1. So happy to read again.. a great smile.

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  3. Oh my goodness, how I LOVE this poem, especially the ending. We all need that laugh!!!!!! LOL. Brilliant!

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  4. Nice to read a lighthearted poem. Fairy-tales are always enchanting. :)

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  5. I love the names. Thank you for the chuckle.

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  6. Hahahahahahahaha
    Thanks, still laughing as I write
    ZQ

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  7. Oh you made me chuckle! Loving the humor and the fractured fairy tale

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  8. Thank you much for the smile and laughter. We all needed this,

    Elizabeth

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  9. This is absolutely delightful a read!!

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  10. A whimsical tale of delight. Thank you

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  11. Fantastic! I love rhyming done well - and humorous pieces are a lot trickier to pull off than they may first appear. I really enjoyed this.

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  12. And no one got drunk! This is a riot, love the crafting of words.

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  13. this is such a hoot! I love it!

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  14. Thank you, Bev, for the humour, on this day, which more senseless violence is observed, in St Petersburg, Russia.

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  15. But once a king always a king
    And once a knight’s enough.

    Chuckles! Love the humor and Sir Lancelot is King!

    Hank

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  16. Haha, this is so charming :-)

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  17. I love the creative license on the names ~ This is so fun to read Bev ~

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  18. the names are so precious! loved the rhyme and the tale you weaved with such ease and flair!

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  19. I suppose it depends on what they're doing, but once a knight's probably enough.

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  20. Thanks for a lighthearted moment which lingers.

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  21. I love this tale so much! You made me smile, thank you! :-)

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  22. The last stanza rounded off the silliness well. Good job.

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