The State of Things...

Now look... it's all my fault!

Though I try to avoid the blame of it


What's all this Orchi?

Well, I read - 

For a time in 1319

The country was ruled from a mansion-house thingy

Near my home town


I was in the Parliament then

And made a lasting impression

So much so that it's always remembered

Every hundred years

So there's an anniversary this year - 700 years


I don't know the exact dates

We'll party in the Summer

In those manor-house grounds still there

The BBC won't like it

They moved in there - probably centuries ago

It's a Monitoring Station now


It's more relaxed these days

I helped pass severe laws then

Such as - death for nicking one pork pie

Or NOT adding water to your tipples


That's all I ever did though

No change since then?!

Just passing laws about porkies and sherries?

I know - some of you say:

How can you tell if a politician is lying?

Answer: They open their mouth!


Anyway, I got to go and hob-nob now with the PM

Not living too far away from me

Ask her about the state of things, etc

And remind her of my valuable contributions

Way back in 1319!


You coming to the anniversary reunion?!




  • Neville

    a delightful deviation from your oft daily delivery of hymn poem.. filled with fun, one or two fine facts and timely self disclosure... nice one squire & true...... Neville

    • orchidee

      Thanks N. Behave, Orchi! Well, it's not Lent yet - needing a bit more decorum. Depends if one observes lent fully or not too.

      • Neville

        a change is as good as a rest, they say... although, my pleasure as always sir...

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        Thanks UNCLE STEVE ! It reminded us that CATS are always FUNNY and always bring lots of JOY ! Dogs are BATS parading round in Silly hatz ! Love the ODE very hysterical !
        Blessings & Love
        BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡

        • orchidee

          Thanks B&A.

        • Michael Edwards

          I'll be there saving up for a new tunic - not sure about the colour though.

          • orchidee

            Thanks M. lol.

          • FineB

            Hello Orchidee,

            Thanks for providing much needed nutty relief from the dungeon of hell where I work!

            Keep writing Fine B

            • orchidee

              Thanks Fine.

            • Gary Edward Geraci

              Looks to be as fun as the new “Downton Abbey” movie coming out this year in America. Nice way to mix things up for a change Orchidee!

              • orchidee

                Thanks Gary.

              • Goldfinch60

                Death should be for adding water to tipples Orchi, we went through this in 1066.

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