Queen Lola's (mer)maid

As shocking as it may seem to you,
sometimes strange things happen.
Things we might not forsee,
things we might not imagine!

So with all of that said
and a nod of my head,
take a breath and begin
now our journey.

In a faraway land
on the Isle of What’s What
in a fashionable castle
by the Bay of What’s Not
lived a fairly nice Queen
on a hectare of green
with a goat and a coat
of white diamonds.

Queen Lola the Laird
played in a musical band.
She sang with the lute
and was very astute
apart from one thing
she was happy to boot.

It appeared down the stream
of the River of Cream
and arose blushing pink
like a sugary dream.
Her tail was as dishy
as that of a fishy
and scaled from
her hips to her toes.

The prettiest pink
touched her nose and her lips
and her hair
was like frosty white snow.
The owls in the trees
swooped and bended their knee
bowing down to her
beautiful locks.

Queen Lola despaired
of the mermaid who dared
to command all the chatter and flow.
From her throne in the dome
she issued a groan
and sent foxes
to nip at her toes.

Now this snobbery meant
that the mermaid who’d spent
nearly all of her life
in the Cream
felt harrassed by the foxes
called Queen Lola obnoxious
despairing and airing
her grievance!

Queen Lola got wind
of the mermaid’s chagrin
and decided to settle the score now.
With puff in her pride
she determinded to stride
all the way to
the River of Cream.

By and large did she charge
and committed she barged
headfirst, skidding along
the embankment.
To the shock and dismay
of the owls on display
her vigour had turned
cream to butter.

The mermaid of course
had hidden resource
and knew how
to carve out a sculpture.
Not only a throne
but a sweet Panettone
and some bread did she bake
for the butter.

Queen Lola sat down
to a feast with her crown
and accepted her part
in the matter.
The mermaid who’s dream
was to live in the Cream
had to serve her for ever
and after!

A moral I’ve not, nor a clock
or a watch
and a timer is nothing of service.
But what can be learned
from a tide that has turned
is perhaps to be clever hereafter.
To note that a moat
is not all that remote
and a Lola can
steal someone’s laughter.

Queen Lola's (mer)maid

© Karin Taylor

Joined February 2008

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