Poem Of Love And Trickery

Discussion in 'Poems' started by Lina, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Lina Chief

    Of love and trickery

    Lotho was a feeble lad, his arms as thin as splinters
    Not exactly handsome, with a laugh that made yer wince
    Everybody knew that Lotho had his eyes on Rosie
    ‘I will dance with her, and I will be her prince’

    Rumours spread about a jolly party in the Shire
    Courses three and drinks for free, and dancing all night long
    Lotho waited night and day to get his invitation
    When no letter came, he went to join the throng

    There beneath the party tree, he had a drink of porter
    Straight ahead the lass he’d wed, if only she’d agree
    Other lads they swarmed around and kept her ever busy
    ‘Time fer tricks and pranks’, he rubbed his hands with glee

    Sneaking near the bustling crowd, he reached inside his backpack
    Grinning wide and looking snide, he filled his lungs with air
    Squeezing hard he blew into his father’s ancient bagpipes
    ‘This will make them run, and leave the maiden fair’

    No-one could explain the utter chaos that descended
    Laddies yelped with cries of help, they ran toward the hills
    Tables turned and ale-kegs burned, and Rosie lost her manners
    Lotho heard her scream, a howl that gave him chills

    Late at night the party hosts were sifting through the carnage
    Weeping shrill and looking ill, Lotho clutched a rag
    ‘Never let a hobbit lassie catch yer playing bagpipes’
    ‘She will break the pipes, and make yer eat the bag’

    This was written for the Harnkegger Games poetry/story contest, 29 september 2018. More about the writing of the poem over on the Burrow
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  2. Pennyroyal Member

    Eeep! *Starts writing a Letter of Formal Complaint*
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