King – TB

26 Oct

Belief does not existence make.

Green leaves pass from tree to rake.

Green sleeves was not written by a king.

That was told to make you think

That kings were great,

When all he really did, he ate.

And decide he did who to hang next.

By women, in particular, he was vexed.

And delighted too.

Still he couldn’t choose

Whether he wanted women or food.

And coming a close third was booze.

Instead he watched the gardener rake

The green leaves in his garden late

And decided he had to paint.

But why paint when you’ve got someone for that.

That someone can sign it Henry, he felt.


8 Responses to “King – TB”

  1. thotpurge October 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    Green leaves pass from tree to rake…that is a lovely line..a sense of finite life and inevitability ..

  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) October 27, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    There are cases when indecisive kings is a good things.. less hangings then.. 🙂

  3. Sherry Marr October 27, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

    I especially love the line “Green leaves pass from tree to rake.” Gorgeous.

  4. paper sea October 27, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    I love this: “Green leaves pass from tree to rake.”

  5. gillena October 27, 2015 at 8:22 pm #

    Enjoyed your humour, wit and rhyme; i was though, pleasantly not surprised, i knew it was Henry

    have a good Tuesday

    much love…

  6. georgeplace2013 October 28, 2015 at 6:42 am #

    Green leaves pass from tree to rake…… winner line

  7. Marian October 28, 2015 at 10:59 am #

    Oh the rhymes here really add to the biting commentary. Nice one!

  8. Helen Dehner October 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

    Well, you blew me out of the water with this one! Quite clever.

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