Uncle Vlad

Uncle Vlad

A Poem by Julian
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those mythical childhood memories!

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Uncle Vlad

 

My widowed Grandpa’s second wife

Was appointed the Royal Tailor.

Her skills impressed the great Tepes,

Some called Vlad the Impaler.

 

And Uncle Vlad, as I called him,

Each one of us befriended,

And walked us through his gardens

When  the working day had ended.

 

But savage hordes of heartless men

Attacked our kingdom's neighbors,

Raped and pillaged, raged and killed,

with arrows and with sabers.

 

Yet when they thought to enter

And to pillage our small lands,

Fear struck them and quenched their lusts,

And they left with empty hands.

 

I asked Vlad what had made them run,

And scream and lose their senses.

He smiled and pointed to the yard,

“Bad neighbors make good fences.”






© 2023 Julian


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Good rhyming for a humorous look at the Transylvanian king who knew how to make good use of a Turk. I wonder when he developed his rumored love for blood cocktails.

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Julian

1 Week Ago

I think he might have spread that rumor to spread his "badass" reputation, as the icing on the pole-.. read more
A gory sight that would surely cause flight

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Julian

1 Week Ago

Well said- and it might have so traumatized the foe that they would always be afraid of Poles, so Po.. read more
My Romanian heritage heartily approves of this one. ( I could in fact be related to Uncle Vlad) The last line is a killer.

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Julian

1 Week Ago

Undoubtedly you are related, as the lines from Romania were strong and passed down unadulterated to .. read more
I really like the last line...yes, mythical presentation here, but so apt for what is going on in Israel and Gaza...such awful, heartless torture.
You hit the nail on the head with this one, Julian.
j.

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Julian

1 Week Ago

your kindness, good sir, is more appreciated than you know. A thousand thanks!
An unexpectedly wholesome adaptation on the classical Vlad III.
And in some ways, true to the story of Vlad's tale too.
A wholesome work, author Julian.

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Julian

1 Week Ago

Your kind words never fail to uplift and inspire! Thank you, vă mulțumesc foarte mult.
An impaling good time,we all have that one crazy uncle.

Wonderful read

With love,

Matthew

Posted 1 Week Ago


Julian

1 Week Ago

You have just given me a great smile!!! Thank you!! May all your steaks be steaks.

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