Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Chivalry is not dead, just sick.

Escape from Chivalry.

The king was in his counting house,
Counting out his money;
The queen was in the parlour,
Eating bread and honey.

The Princess in her pink boudoir
Was trying on her dresses
When in came brother Ced-er-ic,
Full lips and blonded tresses.

He slipped his clothes off quick-er-ly
And ‘fore she could resist
Her newest lacy bodice was
Adorning Cedric’s chest.

Next, he took her flowing gown
And slipped it o’er his head.
Then her rich embroidered cape.
“It’s just not fair!” He said.

A silver tear escaped his eye,
While slipping on her pumps
“The leather, tin and mail we wear
Reduces us to frumps!”

Next he donned her feathered hat
While gazing at the glass.
And smiled in satisfaction
As he whispered, “You’ve got class!”

Then, turning on his patent heel
He called down for a horse.
“Side saddle, silver stirrups
And it must be grey, of course!”

So off they rode into the sun
The stable boy and he,
Holding hands so tenderly
In love, for all to see.

So over hill and dale they rode
Until Kings Cross they spied
And there they lived in happiness
Until the day they died.

Note: Kings Cross is the Gay Haven of 'Sinney', Australia.

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  1. oh, my, goodness stafford...you're quite the cheeky one, eh? very well written and if i'm not mistaken, a little tongue-in-cheek? you always put a smile on my face!

  2. A very witty and powerfully poignant bit of rhyme, Stafford. It's important that poetry and art breaks stereotypes, pushes boundaries and embraces the whole world. You do it with brilliance.

  3. and you got that pome from that pikcha?

  4. Amazing! I cannot tell you how hard I laughed this made my day! Brilliant!

  5. It took me a bit to realize what was really happening here...but once i did, i could not stop laughing! You are brilliant Stafford!

  6. spot on my man! Oh so very very cleverly funny!
    Laughter is the best medecine-and you always have the right dose!

  7. lovely tour in your words...
    love the humor and wit in it.
    Thanks for sharing with poetry potluck!

  8. You are amazingly entertaining. I thought it was just going to be TV night, but he rode into the sunset accompanied. Great poem.

  9. What a hoot Stafford - have you been having the same sort of weekends as me lately?

  10. brilliant!
    absolutely fantastic!
    utterly hilarious!
    okay, i'm running out of adjectives now.

  11. delightful and filled with laughter ever after....Oh! Chivarly....you be Queen...bkm

  12. Took a bit and a 2nd read and then I could not stop laughing....awesome write so well penned and perfect for Potluck...thanks so much for linking. Your poem linked at number 104 at Potluck does not work...is it possible that you can repost it? Thanks so much and have a great day!! xx

  13. Stafford - pull your pants up, you have visitors - hahahah. I've posted your guest post.

    This is very funny - I feel for poor Cederic, but alls well that ends well.

  14. Thanks for the outstanding contribution,
    Happy Wednesday!
    See you next time...
    visit poets from our list if you are free..
    your support is highly appreciated.

  15. http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/10/poetry-potluck-natures-elements-air.html
    It is Monday again, I sincerely invite you to join us for a Monday Poetry Potluck party, bring in 1 to 3 poem treats to share via the link on the top! You could use an old poem.


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