The Words Of The Fool

    As well as scamps and scoundrels the most devious and despicable are often seated near the head of the table where they may ensure the most damage!



The Words Of The Fool

To sit upon the golden throne

and have the reign o’er all the land

is not for all to imagine, charmed,

in a castle made of sand.

For the bastions strong cannot prevent

the enemy’s plots inside

and of enemies there will seem to be

an ever-growing tide.

While the ruler dons the cape and crown

the jesters whisper tales

and whether they be true or false

they’ll float on wings and sails.

To all the corners of the realm

where they will rest upon every ear

and when he who hears of stories grand

will then raise their glass in cheer.

But, what of those who have not good taste

on the message they have heard?

There’ll be no joy in the hearts of those

who must ingest the fallowed word!

And so thus, the castle shall crumble down

but, tho not from the monarch’s rule

for they have regally sat the throne

yet, be damned by the words of the fool.

Jack Downing

Nov. 2016

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4 Responses to The Words Of The Fool

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Had to read this one a couple of times to really ponder it. One of your more serious ones. 😊

  2. There is certainly a message to it, and although it was intended to be in reference to an ancient kingdom, the reflection on today’s world and the circumstances that bring an end to governments, dictators and/or other would-be “rulers” of “men” came to the fore. Thank you for reading and commenting Beth Ann.

  3. This poem seems so fitting for today and all that is going on in government and politics. Unfortunately.

  4. Thanks Audrey, many think the same way, but as I point out to them, it seemed to be fitting to many times and situations, political and otherwise. And as always your comments are greatly appreciated!

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