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.
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.