The Spoonbill Generator

Drenched In Watery Ends

Your putative queen, dear sire, has fled,       [Apsley ]

And with her the heir to the Royal Bed       [Roland ]

You may be Charles, yet all but in name,       [Apsley ]

The epithet Charlie means much the same       [Roland ]

Let search be made throughout the land       [(trad) ]

For any man unknown to her hand!       [Apsley ]

And let him ... when his corpse be found       [Roland ]

Be dragged the countryside around       [Beefy ]

To manifest most clearly to the world       [Apsley ]

The royal brolly must be kept unfurled       [Roland ]

(By which, I'm sure, you truly understand       [Apsley ]

The need to keep the ferrule close at hand)       [Beefy ]

Your Highness, then, contrite can stand aloft       [Apsley ]

And firm remain, when all about are soft       [Beefy ]

Contributors: Apsley, Roland, (trad), Beefy.
Poem finished: 9th September 2004 by Roland.