Fuck all the King's Horses And All The King's Men

Thomas W Case

Yeah, so what I was sitting
on the wall.
It was mine, and a great
wall it was.
Peasants walked by
and envied my crevasse,
they mistook it for a
belt, I had to constantly
correct them.
I got in such a squabble
with one of the villagers,
I leaned forward to give
him the what for, and
I'll be damned if I didn't
tumble off and smash into
thousands of pieces.
Because I'm so important,
the Kings men and beasts were
quickly dispatched, and
the incompetent fools could
not fix me.
So I lie here, yolk and shell
everywhere, yet I continue to
think and reason, no heaven,
no hell.  This wretched life
continues, I watch the scum
walk through me, I hear their
uneducated banter and it
infuriates me...
I've read all the great philosophers,
yet; nothing has prepared me for this.
And what the hell does, "pride goeth
before the fall." mean anyway.

  • Author: Thomas W Case (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 23rd, 2023 23:41
  • Comment from author about the poem: Written from Humpty Dumpty's perspective.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 31
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  • Lorenz

    Don't take the hump !
    accept the fall ...

  • Goldfinch60

    Good fun words Thomas.


  • Introverted Sage

    Clever perspective of the woefully ignorant. Good one!

  • Tom Dylan

    Very good, Thomas.

  • Teddy.15

    LOL very entertaining dear Thomas, did you know that Humpty Dumpty was really a cannon. 💜

    • Thomas W Case

      Lol, thanks, I did not no that.

    • Ellen Marsell

      Really, it was fun ))

    • Syd

      I wish my kids were still little so I could read this version of a bed time story to them. Great write!


    • Doggerel Dave

      Yeh I'd buy a collection of rewritten nursery rhymes - so bring your entrepreneurial spirit/skills to bear, please...!

      • Thomas W Case

        Thanks, I appreciate it.

      • Bobby O

        An interesting mechanism for the fly on the wall ?it’s commentary and its observation. Does that pride thing mean it arrived first with intention to lead , or with a certain varnish could sometimes mean, that it hangs around stir up problems but just when the trouble is about to get big the phony self appointed shill realizes that his act , that is without substance, can’t hang under pressure and he charts a quick escape , he “Goeth”

        • Thomas W Case

          Pride gets a grip on old Humpty and it foreshadows his great fall.

          • Bobby O

            Hmmm. I wanted to tackle and settle and illuminate in a different way that age old question.,in a way that shouldn’t be related to that egg that had a bad plan hence, I just when o read your reply, shrugged , but then thought I could help you with your response.

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