The Jester of Montybell Hall

The Jester of Montybell Hall

A Poem by Sarah

I don't know where this came from.


As far as I can remember,

And as clearly as I can tell,

I believe there was a legend,

Of the jester of Montybell.


Montybell was a kingdom,

Far to the eastern hills.

It was next to the great Death Sea;

A place of farms and mills.


The king and queen of Montybell

Were both good-hearted and great.

But the past sins of the kindly king

Drew from some people unruly hate.


In the young age of the king

A village of three hundred stood,

The winter was cold and black as night

So, the king burned the village for his wood.


And in the village of three hundred,

Only one survived it all.

A boy then, but now a man,

The jester of Montybell hall.


He performed for the mighty king,

Every winter’s night

But the jester always remembered

It was the king who caused his plight.


A decision was made in the young jester’s mind

Of great and dynamic deeds.

Tonight, yes, tonight he would take all,

Out of a broken soul his anger bleeds

When the morning came about

and the rooster, awaken, cried

A voice rose from the town square,

The kindly king had died.

The people morned the great kings death

And all came to answer the knells call

All except one, who laughed at the tears

The jester of Montybell hall.

© 2011 Sarah

Author's Note

ignore grammar, the words count the most.

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Hi Sarah,
Nothing like a story which offer credence to the proverb,
"Revenge is a dish best served cold".
Great poem, outlining history, motive and final payback. Keep writing.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Wow, this is amazing. I love when poems tell a story even if they are a bit creepy.

Posted 9 Years Ago

' The king is dead, long live the king ' - an expression that is used commonly in our practices. Perhaps that's why the jester laughed. An accurate telling of the tale of our youth.

Posted 9 Years Ago

kyaa this was a good story XP i liked it

Posted 9 Years Ago


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That was awesome!!!
The jester was my favorite character.
Keep it up!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on December 7, 2011
Last Updated on December 18, 2011
Tags: jester, joker, castle, kingdom, murder, death, revenge



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