Although his life was blighted 

He expected to be Knighted

Arise Sir Paul ~ He was enthralled

He smiled up at the Queen 

But it was not the Sword of State

But Madame Guillotine !

He paid the price ~ It wasn't nice

Now he was daed ~ He'd lost  'is  'ed !


His body lifeless lay

Now he had nothing more to say

He's dead ~ He's lost  'is  'ed

Inside the basket he surmised

Was it something that I did

Or ~ something that I said ?


The most unkindest cut of all

A bitter bitter blow

What caused his fate ?

To lose his pate

Now he will never know ! 

The moral of this tale is clearly seen

Don't intercourse with Madame Guillotine


Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ BRIAN  XOX 


  • WriteBeLight

    A poem about a basket case....:) Very different!


      YES INDEED HONEY ~ Whatever else you do always try to keep BODY & HEAD together ! Love in the Spirit ~ BRIAN

    • Michael Edwards

      Court ester speak indeed
      and a really good read

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        THANKS MICHAEL ~ I'm wearing my hat with bells and my slap stick is in my hand ready to travel to Market Square to give my account of Sir Paul Brown and how He lost 'is 'ed ! Yours BRIAN

      • Tony36

        Awesome write

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks TONY ~ pleased you saw the HUMOUR ~ BRIAN

          • Tony36


          • omgoli

            Great write!

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks OMG ~ Pleased you saw the humour ~ BRIAN

            • Christina8

              Loved your poem! Seems he should've stayed far far away from madame Guillotine! Nice rhymes and flow to your poem. Hugs-Christina

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Thanks CHRIS ~ it is a FUN POEM off the top of my head. People like humour (and chocolate !) which is why they empathise and comment ~ OK ! Its not the structural and linguistic quality of the poem that counts on MPS it's the EMPATHY ~ AMEN ! Hugs back to you ~ BRIAN

              • willyweed

                This is so cool Brian I really like it
                merry old England..ww

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  Thanks WILLY ~ Pleased you liked it ! We never used the GUILLOTINE in the UK ~ or the ELECTRIC CHAIR ~ we just hung them by the neck until dead ! BRIAN

                • P.H.Rose

                  Ha ha. Very good
                  Brian...very good..

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    THANKS PHR ~ There are a lot of POEMES NOIRES on MPS ~ So I thought I would inject a bit of MACABRE HUMOUR ~ Brian ~ Please check todays POEM on SNOWDROPS ~ Thanks B

                  • CaitEva

                    informative and dark, i like it :)

                    • BRIAN & ANGELA

                      THANKS CAITLIN ! Pleased it appealed to you at two levels ! Yours BRIAN

                    • Tristan Robert Lange

                      Indeed..."don't intercourse with Madame Guillotine." Wise advice. Great write. Thanks for sharing!

                      • BRIAN & ANGELA

                        YES ~ Pleased you enjoyed it ~ thanks for your comment ~ Yours BRIAN

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