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