Sunday, May 22, 2011

CCXXV - The Mahdi's Socks


The Mahdi’s Socks

There was a Mahdi who ruled in Khartoum,
And had a cushion in the middle of the room,
From here he would command
Vast tracts of his land
And did it quite well, I assume.

Scimitars swing, like scimitars do,
Slicing infidels, two by two,
Khartoum high street, the fields of Sudan,
The people all shout “the Mahdi’s our man”.

Foreign armies he knew how to handle
And ruled with an absence of scandals
But he caused regular dismay
To the press of the day
By wearing socks as well as his sandals.


He was a fighter and answered that calling,
And the British received quite a mauling.
But as Gordon had said
Before losing his head,
(Pucker) He knows how to fight but his style is quite appalling.


But while victories kept upping his stocks
The people still worshiped his socks,
“We prefer battle glory
To a social page story;
We don’t care if his fashion sense shocks.


© 2011 J Cosmo Newbery

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  1. I couldn't help humming along.....
    Is that why it's an insult to throw shoes at someone in the middle east?

  2. i bet they were white socks too ..

  3. It has a nice 'flow' to it dear J Cosmo and lots of imagery.

    xoxoxo ♡

  4. catchy chorus! something even a mule can hum along to...

  5. Hugs Cosmo- for always being a gentleman and "remembering" ♥

  6. what are you up to? why have u dismantled Curate's?


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