Ironic That You Made Me Laugh

by Ben Pickard   Jul 21, 2018

And you, the erstwhile clown that tarries,
does, to grief and sadness, marry.
That heart of yours that rises up,
will, with broken jesters, sup.
The heavens blinked untimely when
They threw you to the lions' den
and sent an ass led by a fool -
you passed them by upon your mule.
A cuckold and a royal's knave
respectively look proud and brave
compared to that which sickly simpers -
you that bows your head and whimpers!
With clothes all shed - with nakedness -
you faced the wind and did your best,
But not enough! no, not by half,
If nothing else, you made me laugh.


Ben Pickard 2018


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  • 2 years ago


    Nice work Ben, a crafty way of using the King's English! Calling one a " Cuckold" may avoid a punch in the nose due to a lack of knowledge but, with today's common knowledge, using cuss words can be dangerous, un-glamorous! Love the humor, and intercourse between the characters. Funny lines, mixed with many unforced rhymes. Excellent write, added to favorites, you the man, not the knave.

  • 2 years ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Fabbity fab Ben! I must have missed this one.
    Your imagery is second to none and you've clearly time-travelled here from another era! Brilliant :-) x

    *'past' should be 'passed'?*

    • 2 years ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you Kitty. As for 'past' - I make that mistake time and again...

  • 2 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    This has got my mind bending ways and picturing
    images which your words bring to live. An interesting poem
    indeed and I like the choice of your title...take care

  • 2 years ago

    by Brenda

    You slay me Ben! Another amazing piece!

  • 2 years ago

    by Michael

    Blooming marvellous, and your intelligence in this is great

    M :)

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