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VxPoem ID: 4975

Category:
myth_legend

Posted: July 5th. 2004 3:41:25 PM

Views: 1520

King Arthur Chronicles: King Pellinore

by Jemma Hawtrey

Age Group: Adult



King Arthur Chronicles

The story of King Pellinore

Or

Why you don’t sack the Bosses PA.

Hail and well met my friends
I see you all look well
I myself am all to the good
With new stories for to tell

So join me round the bright fire
The heart warming right of light
And we will all sit comfortable
As our tale hoves into sight

Again we journey far back in time
Far back to Camelot’s distant towers
The knights in gleaming metal cloth’d
And maids in summer bowers.

Our hero he is not well known
But then scribes the don’t much tell
Of clerks and mundane workers
Trapped deep in HR hell.

Our heroes name is King Pellinore
A man who worked up to the top
By dark & devious politicking
And giving competitors the drop

The last thing many a droid would hear
As his salary died that sad day
“We wish you well in finding another job”
“Now please be on your way”.

Many were the knights who fell
On Pellinore’s gleaming sword
Because they’d gotten too powerful,
Or because he was just bored.

But one fine day he met his match
A pretty dark haired little thing
She worked with great King Arthur
And wore a Pendragon family ring

This sweet things name was Margause
Sister to the well-known Morgana le Fay
She worked closely with our friend Arthur
As his secretary and PA.

But as the long months passed
As they oft tend well to do
Our pretty heroine proved herself
And was given duties new

Poor Pellinore was most aggrieved
“That girl! She hasn’t got a clue.
But if I don’t play it careful
I’ll be the one off to pastures new”

At first he tried the usual tricks
To put her off her stride
Documents could ne’er be found
However hard she tried

But soon the young girl
Went to Merlin wise
My Lord, help me give a fool
A very big surprise…

Now Merlin knew right well
Every man & woman in Chivalric court
And he also knew that Pellinore
Rarely acted as he ought

My lady, my skills are at your call
Let us lay a cunning ruse
To catch a dark and devious knight
And show him how to loose

Indeed my friends they did it well
And soon Pellinore was caught
In places where he shouldn’t be
Not doing what he ought

The poor mans face was deathly white
Except for red marks from place to place
Which marked out a single word
They marked “Thief” across his face.

But King Pellinore was cunning
And had so many strings to pull
That his disgrace was short-lived,
And his reinstatement full.

Alas & alack, our poor Margause
She didn’t do half so well
Pellinores shadowy machinations
Meant from her high perch she fell

But my friends the story doesn’t end here
So don’t yet walk your homeward way
For this machinations had effect
On what was then a far distant day

You might recall a certain scabbard
That was passed great Arthur’s way
And how when many years had passed
With another it would lay.

Morgana & Margause long remembered
How Margause had been treated that day
And when Camelot PLC came begging
It was a high price that needs must pay

She took in payment the battered scabbard
And doomed Chivalry from that very day
A girl’s revenge caused those sad events
Condemning Arthur to Avalon far away

The moral of this short story
Should now I hope be fairly clear?
Don’t offend the bosses Secretary
Because she’ll likely bend more than your ear.

And now again my friends I soon leave you
And the storyteller will wend his way
Finding other stories true
To tell another day.

Let us now cease with talking, friends
And watch the children play.

Copyright Durin ab Iceni (Jon Marriage) 05/07/04 20:35




Author's Location: Colchester, England
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