&Copy; 2014 Sara Davis Laughter Lines
The Ancient Knight
Once upon a time one day
A wondrous knight just came my way.
And this knight in shining armour
Seemed undoubtedly a charmer.
He’d been searching far and wide
To find a lady for his bride.
Now listen here I don’t want laughter
It’s not a toy boy that I’m after,
But when this knight drew back his visor
About his age I was then wiser.
Long past his ten and year’s three score
He’d surely fought in many a war.
What hair he had with grey was sprinkled
And boy oh boy his face was wrinkled.
He’d ventured out on his crusade
And said to me “My day you’ve made”.
He toppled off his charger white
Goodness gracious what a sight!
Got on his knee and no surprise
The poor old coot he could not rise.
A knee replacement’s what he needs
For future rides on trusty steeds.
I sat him down at my round table
And asked him if he’s fit and able.
But spending every night and day
With armour plating in the way
Was not a thing I’d like to try
With a guy no longer spry.
So now I’ll say and state it boldly
“I don’t need a golden oldie,
Sire take your sword and joust
In another maiden’s house”.