Who Will Seldom Live Unseen?
Invitation, contradiction, punctuation, wedded bliss
Which of us, in phantasy, has ever longed for less than this?
Which of us, if truth be told, could even tell them all apart?
Not the King of Weymouth, for a start
Lamentation, prostitution, erudtion, weekly wage
Which of us, in former times, has ever acted half his age?
Which of us, in modern days, has failed to sample even one?
Not the King of Weymouth - nor his son
Eructation, vivisection, inflammation, wheezing lungs
Which of us, in other mouths, has forfeited his mother tongues?
Which of us, if speaking plain, could even list his sundry pains?
Not the King of Weymouth - nor his thanes.
Introspection, insurrection, absolution, weary bones
Which of us, in former times, has tipped the scale at fifteen stones?
Which of us, in recent days, dare even let himself be weighed?
Not the King of Weymouth - renegade!
Revolution, amputation, obfuscation, witless mirth
Which of us, in memory, has ever sought to cramp his girth
Which of us, more recently, has tried to set the world to rights?
Not the King of Weymouth - Damn his tights!
Contraception, revelation, complication, wondrous news
Which of us, in former times, has tussled with the twelve-bar blues?
Which of us, when jamming live, has even tried a minor chord?
Not the King of Weymouth - don't applaud!
The King of Weymouth, stupid oaf
Too dim to take the wrapper off the loaf
|Contributors:||P, Roland, TG, loaf|
|Poem finished:||21st November 2001|