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A Castle Tour
by SilverCeltic Moon

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Rising above the clouds, the castle sits above its domain.
White stones with battlements and a drawbridge remain.
Once home to a wise and powerful King,
now legends are the only thing left of him to sing.
The gentle King has been dead for centuries now.
Only echoes of his life surround me somehow.
Hollow footsteps follow me around and throughout.
Ghostly whispers surround me…of this I have no doubt.
In the stable yards, I hear spectral horses stamp and paw.
The sights and sounds of this haunted place fill me with awe.
I look at bedchambers, once so fine and so grand.
I think of the lovely ladies and gallant knights hand in hand.
I can almost see the royal pages hurrying to perform some service for their King,
while messengers fly in on horses with missives they've been ordered to bring.
While these pleasant surroundings fill me with such nostalgia for times of old.
I have to admit, the reality wasn’t something so great as we have been told.
Lumpy beds, no running hot water or cold are the first things to mention.
Don’t get me going on the odds of getting killed by disease or hypertension.
Did you ever hear about the nasty food they had to eat?
Just think of the lack of toilets…and the stuff under your feet!
Walking on rushes where dogs did their own kind of thing.
If you dwell on it…no wonder they kissed the King’s ring…
It was better than kissing anything else he would have them do.
Just the smell alone would give you the shudders for a day or two!
But, still, it is beautiful and peaceful being here.
I think I could handle a pint or two of some beer….
brought to me by a servant of his Royal Majesty, the King.
Just imagine what kind of money a picture of that would bring!

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Reviewed by Shay White 3/31/2012
A great twist on the days of old! Thanks for sharing!
Reviewed by Damian Kuthalane 8/30/2009
Nice idea.. and even nicely expressed :) theres a book called Rude tales and glorious, by Nicholas Seare.. check it out i think you might like it... it has the sort of flow your poem does.. witty!
Reviewed by Katie Gabrielle 5/29/2008
I love anything about castles!! they fascinate me!

Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 3/28/2003
I enjoyed this great write--that tangy trace of humor about the 'reality' of castle living added to the reading pleasure!!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/28/2003
Nice write! Heeeheee!

Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/28/2003
Very creative work and interesting twist of reality. Great write.
Reviewed by Jacqueline VanZandbeek 3/28/2003
Very enjoyable read. Vivid Imagery. The picture in great too!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/28/2003
This was great! Love that picture!

Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/28/2003
Silver, what a wonderful write. Just like a great book you never want to end.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 3/28/2003
This held me captive from start to finish. Wonderful writing.
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 3/28/2003
Much nostalgia dear, but you are right. I wouldn't look forward to going back to that era. But this is outstanding. You know your subject well and transfer it so easily to your readership. I can see from reading your comments that many other value you the way I do. Bill
Reviewed by Eroica Mendoza 3/27/2003
thanks for the interesting tour.... it's one of my dreams to see real castles and sorts...
Reviewed by jude forese 3/27/2003
excellent write from a very creative soul...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/27/2003
uniquely done...enjoyed it thoroughly...
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/27/2003
Silver this is excellent..I have always been intrigued by castles but I have read that they are cold, damp, and lifeless...this was great to read..floria
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 3/27/2003
You are one terrific writer.

Love, JC xoxoxo
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/27/2003
Really a spellbinder. Well done. I love these. Really a neat graphic too.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 3/27/2003
Excellent write. Love the graphic!

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