Saturday, April 9, 2011

Stamp Act

Image courtesy of the Poster Stamp List

Stamp Act

Legend says…

King George the Fifth collected stamps ~
about this, he was avid,
and once a rare stamp caught his eye,
he simply had to havid.

One day, The Times’ headline read
that fourteen hundred pounds
was paid for just one single stamp.
“Gah!  Lunacy abounds!”

did cry the Secretary of
His Majesty, the King.
“I cannot quite imagine why
some damned fool’d do this thing.”

The King looked at his humble aide
and said, “I know, and you’ll
be satisfied to learn this fact:
Sir, I am that damned fool.”


(Note: One of the prompts from Big Tent Poetry was to write on 'Legend says...')


  1. I bet he wished he licked and sealed his lips!

  2. I love what you did with this prompt, RJ.


  3. Talk about sticking ones foot in mouth..well, I have done that a few times myself. LOL Good response to the prompt and it gave me a chuckle. :)

  4. Yes we should all abide by the rule, think before we speak. (sometimes write too)

  5. Judy - yeah...I know what you mean. Unfortunately. ☼

  6. Christine - are so right! ☼