Behind castle walls decisions are made

muesli or toast and marmalade?


where battlements rise to recumbent skies

the chef is planning a big surprise


outside the entrance there is a sign

in the Belvedere room the tasting of wine


where once the hordes were kept at bay

views are enjoyed of a distant bay


festivals bring back the hordes

with beer and burgers in place of swords


Lord Woolnoth, proprietor, invests the funds

while claiming expenses in the House of Lords




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Sun 26th Nov 2017 23:03

Thanks David - you've got it in one.

Very kind Jon thanks. I do like a rhyme now and again - it helps grease the tongue in cheek!

Suki, many thanks indeed. I like that assessment ! All's well ...

Appreciate the likes too Col and Paulie


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suki spangles

Sun 26th Nov 2017 01:33

Hi ray,

Hope all is well with you.

A pithy, witty, small and perfectly formed poem.


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Sat 25th Nov 2017 10:35

Hi Ray
Great poem. I don't think there's a word in it that's not needed.
Really well executed in my opinion. Love this bit 'festivals bring back the hordes, with beer and burgers in place of swords'.

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Wolfgar Miere

Sat 25th Nov 2017 09:35

First world problems!

Setting the moat ablaze and pouring hot oil on the climbing raiders would have been much more fun.

Its all tea and scones these days, shame really.

Lovely poem.


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