His Crowning Glory

knight in shining armour His Crowning Glory

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HIS CROWNING GLORY

by A.E.Faris

A verse based on ‘The Bald Knight’, one of Aesop’s Fables

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There was a knight with a head of hair

so rich and fine

and full of shine,

it served as his crowning glory …

a most fortunate head of hair.

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But when that mane began to wane,

he sought to fight,

with all his might,

the loss of his crowning glory …

his invaluable head of hair.

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Bent was the gent to hold on tight,

by earnest notion

and cunning potion,

to the last of his crowning glory …

his diminishing head of hair.

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Still, at day’s end, he’d trudge to bed

possessed by dread

of a cold, cold head,

 the lack of a crowning glory …

an obsolete head of hair.

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When finally bald, that lion resolved

to feel quite good

without a hood,

bereft of a crowning glory …

an irrelevant head of hair.

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For that shrewd man had made a plan

to buy a fake,

amends to make

for the loss of a crowning glory …

a forgettable head of hair.

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And once he’d got a suitable mop,

he looked so sure

traversing the moor,

devoid of a crowning glory …

a superfluous head of hair.

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Then riding tall through town one day,

there blew up a gust

that certainly must,

devour the false crowning glory …

the substitute head of hair.

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Off his pate flew the counterfeit top,

assuming the look

of a jay or a rook,

instead of a crowning glory …

a dispensable head of hair!

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So, patting his dome, he cast off his comb,

for he was a bloke,

could handle the joke,

the plight of an old crowning glory …

the flight of a new head of hair.

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Forsaking the fight, he reasoned aright:

“If ready-made hair

is too much to bear,

I’ve no claim to a crowning glory …

an indigenous head of hair!”

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