A friend has had a trying August (his words) - so, to cheer him up, I started writing this ballad. It is loosely based on elements of Last Post Wins, a popular game on GA. It is a fun piece with the consistency of a meringue and the emotional depth of a puddle
The bard's pursuit (Part 1)
A grasping bard did gold desire,
He plotted all the while.
He drained his cup all through the night
And thought with all his guile.
One cool, bright morn he hurried forth
And thought he had a plan.
He'd schemed and plotted wicked things
As only a rhymer can.
The crown he sought was of the Queen
Whose knights were fair and strong.
The cunning man had only words
All fancy, short and long.
The bard did walk close by the gate
And hailed a knight within,
'Good sir, pray let me in full speed
I have love's heart to win.'
The knight looked at the man in front
And what he saw was fair.
To let him through would be a crime
And that he did not dare.
The cunning bard let loose his tongue,
He flattered with all his might.
He sang sweet songs of love and praise
And made all wrongs seem right.
The knight he blushed as pink as dawn
And then he felt a kiss -
So sweet with love and tender care,
His heart was full of bliss.
He sighed full long then gave the word
And let the man straight in.
The wily bard him spurned, then ran,
The shiny for to win.
He sought the queen throughout the court
Her knights he kept at bay.
He wreathed himself in smiles of love,
They stood not in his way.
The bard at last he found the queen
And thought, 'The crown is mine!
I am its rightful owner now,
No more shall it be thine.'
Part 2 will follow in due course ...