yonder Sherwood green

Robin Shoots with Sir Guy

Robin Shoots with Sir Guy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

only the good and the carefree men
lived camped out in the forest green
all led by Robin Hood to steal money
from the upper class rich that were all mean

with the proceeds redistributed to the poor
as their just and good fair share
so the wretched jobless knaves humbly knelt
and gave thanks in silent secular prayer

it felt good to be in such a merry band of thieves
and to be on the side of Robin and right
until after many successful years of stealing
and putting up the good and just fight

finally, the evil rich learned their lesson
and gave up all their wealth and evil ways
and joined with us good commoner folk
living free in the forest for the rest of their days

now, like us, yeoman Robin is out of a job
because there is nothing left for anyone to steal
and we all live together in peace in Sherwood forest
and everyone is poor and begging for a meal

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  1. #1 by RKHouse on December 9, 2012 - 2:11 am

    Funny, I don’t remember the merry adventures ending that way. Excuse me while I go get something to eat now. πŸ™‚

  2. #2 by Bruce Ruston on December 9, 2012 - 8:10 pm

    Nice and a good folk yarn to boot

    • #3 by RKHouse on December 10, 2012 - 7:53 am

      Thanks. Robin Hood and his merry men do make for a good folk yarn. If I had the patience to write something longer, I’d enjoy trying my hand at an epic poem version of this old story. But, it is so much easier for me to keep it short and sweet and add my usual twist at the end. πŸ™‚

  3. #4 by Parul on December 11, 2012 - 4:26 am

    A jobless Robin hood is good thinking! I like it, not sure if Robin Hood does. πŸ™‚

    • #5 by RKHouse on December 11, 2012 - 10:53 am

      LOL, the lesson of unintended consequences. πŸ™‚

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