The Royal Streaker

The Royal Streaker

The court was shocked and much dismayed
To see their leader’s paunch displayed.
The day was cool, autumnal chilly,
They thought he looked a trifle silly.

The weavers spun a lovely robe,
Its fame had spread throughout the globe.
For peasants, and the daft to boot,
Just couldn’t see the magic suit.

The courtiers were quick to praise,
Although they bowed as in a daze.
They bent their knees and doffed their hats,
Though privately they thought him bats.

A pungent whiff was in the air
Of rank hypocrisy laid bare.
But no one dared to say a word
Although they thought it quite absurd.

The waving crowds all warmly dressed,
Were shocked and not all impressed
To see the Kingly bits on show,
Although his cheeks appeared to glow.

A tiny child then shrieked with joy
It sounded like a little boy.
He’s very rude our King you know,
His dangly bits are all on show!

28 thoughts on “The Royal Streaker”

  1. Classicly retold and I love the silhouette. I remember the Danny Kaye song “Look at the King! Look at the the King! Look at the King, the King, the King! The King is in the all together” etc. But I do believe your words are better than the song’s. Very clever. (I have heard of the Queen’s ‘crown jewels’ but ‘Kingly bits’ is equally good!

  2. Thank you, PapaG.

    I seem to have become an expert at Truly Bad Pomes, but I’m glad you found it amusing!
    The silhouette is brilliant isn’t it? 🙂

  3. Hello Araminta,

    Jolly good show, although I might request to have you disqualified. The handprints of Eff are in some verses. Was this a multi-author pome? 😉

    Like the photo as well. Apt is the word that springs to mind.

    BTW, where’s Bilby? Not seen her in ages. Tell her I send her my best and enjoyed her Hundred Acre Wood tale last month.

  4. Ello JW.

    No, no, Eff is still with Oz, so it was all my own work, convenient though it may be for Eff to take the flack.

    She wrote Oz’s entry for him, didn’t you guess? The only reason he can string a story together is because he has Eff to provide the inspiration. He provides the food and Eff and the Furballs do the rest.

    Bilby is still recovering from the last story; she’s resting quietly in a darkened room and reckons she’ll be back in action by about Christmas, not sure which year though. I’ll pass on your good wishes, it might make her feel better. 🙂

  5. Dear Auuntie Ara,

    I have to say that Uncle OZ’s menu is a damned sight more appealing than the Dover sole and pancakes you used to provide, being the only things you and Auntie Bilby could push under the door in the West Wing. So what if I give him a little help?

    Eff

  6. Ara, HC Andersen would be proud! Did you know he was a wiz at cutting out paper silhouettes himself?

  7. papaguinea :

    Classicly retold and I love the silhouette. I remember the Danny Kaye song “Look at the King! Look at the the King! Look at the King, the King, the King! The King is in the all together” etc. But I do believe your words are better than the song’s. Very clever. (I have heard of the Queen’s ‘crown jewels’ but ‘Kingly bits’ is equally good!

    Here it is, PapaG.

      Download this mp3 from Beemp3.com
  8. O Zangado :

    Dear Auuntie Ara,

    I have to say that Uncle OZ’s menu is a damned sight more appealing than the Dover sole and pancakes you used to provide, being the only things you and Auntie Bilby could push under the door in the West Wing. So what if I give him a little help?

    Eff

    Dear Oz, despite my insinuations I feel your story doesn’t really sound as though Eff had much to
    do with the writing thereof; it was much too good for that. 🙂

  9. “Tell her I send her my best and enjoyed her Hundred Acre Wood tale last month.”

    Thank you, JW, and your best is bested by my best and returned. 🙂

  10. Araminta – Apologies for missing your comment yesterday. It didn’t show up on ‘My Comments’ for some reason. I am beside myself although Eff has just done a flouncy sulk. Das Fürballan have joined her and I am all alone, again.

    OZ

  11. I cannot help but feel Oz, that the absence of Eff is more of a blessing than anything, but I would be worried about a boycott by the Furry Fiends. 🙂

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