Duke

It's not surprising the Prince went to sea:
His Danish side gave him the verve of a viking,
The Greek key unlocked his Odyssian sense of adventure,
And on his many voyages the hessian ropes would tie him
To his German roots.

And what of the humour?

Oh, that was British through and through:
The bloke down the pub,
The man on the top deck of a bus,
The geezer behind a market stall,
The jester at the Royal court.

What was it that another Prince of Denmark said?

'To be or not to be...',

And the Duke has now crossed that celestial sea.





Poetry by Christopher Fernie The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-04-11 at 17:01

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Well written and on the mark. I watched an interview he had recounting his WW2 experiences. It was in the 80s I believe. His memory was brilliant his manner very comfortable. All in all a man you could enjoy a drink with! You won’t find his like much any more.
2021-04-12


Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Yes, he was a character who spoke his mind. I fear that due to political correctness we will not see his kind anymore.
2021-04-12