Epigram For A Disliked King

Spare a sad thought for George the Fourth,

King of England, but not very kingly.

Despised by his people, East, West, South and North;

his ego huge, but his sense was ingly-dingly.

George was not the king that England had desired.

And destiny finally said to George, "You're fired."

The last true English King was Richard the Third;

compared to him, George is a constipated turd.

And though our time, these four years, are neurotic,

disliking George is not unpatriotic.





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darkpool's picture


Ingly-dingly is a pathetic rhyme for kingly. What are you trying to say? George 4 was just another victim of inbreeding, likely suffering from hemophilia, syphilis and dementia, all the european royalty of old were related to each other six ways from Sunday.

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Yes, and again, you need to

Yes, and again, you need to acquaint yourself with the history of the customs of poetry.  There is plenty of precedent for making up a silly word as a belittling mechanism.  Of course it is pathetic, it was intended to be pathetic.  Believe me, I know enough about rhyme not to have chosen kingly unless for the deliberate rhyme with ingly-dingly.  (And the first two syllables, Ingly, sound very much the way people I know pronounce "England.")  I think you take the poem far too seriously.  I sure don;t. And I don't give a tinker's ingly dingly what the man suffered from.  In this poem, he is a prop, a metaphor, for something contemporary.