Tuesday, April 23, 2019


It's Poetics Tuesday, and Anhol has
asked that we consider Myths and Legends.
I've always loved the tales of bold knights
and shy maidens.  Here's a reprise of my
poem about one of those romances.  It's
a mite bawdy, forgive me.
Submitted to dVerse Poetics
April 23, 2019

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
It’s one you’ll want to know.

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



  1. I love the rhymes — the names of the maiden and the knight are certainly something. The moral is spot on as well with its peppy tone. :-)

  2. This is such a delightful take on the prompt, Beverly!❤️

  3. The humor is welcomed with open arms. Reminds me of a Monty Python tale.

  4. This is an absolute delight! Bravo!

  5. A humorous take on Camelot...and that final line, HA!

  6. That is truly irreverent and very funny :)

  7. Hahahaha. This is like an episode of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. :)

  8. This was so funny... especially the not so subtle modifications to the names of the heroes of tale.

  9. Oh this was quite cheeky! Loved it. :)