Once upon a time, so every story goes
a poet named Dennis, skillful with prose
thought to create a kingdom of balladeers
one to be heralded down through the years.
With computer, keyboard, paper and ink
creativity set, establishing his grand link
proclamations were sent throughout the land
a search for troubadours is what he planned.
Slowly, to he and his kingdom they flocked
as the numbers swelled Dennis was shocked
the bards then crowned Dennis their king
pledging fealty they knelt and kissed his ring.
For a time peace reigned throughout the land
gradually things began to get out of hand
a knight named Rich offered assistance
to help the king quell the "Poetic Resistance”.
With Rich though, some writers thought to side
and in two the kingdom they did divide
soon battles raged all through the domain
on both of these men it caused great strain.
What to do with two kings and only one throne
when both were men of honor it was shown
they understood that one must acquiesce
in order for the kingdom to again coalesce.
So King Dennis abdicated his royalty
and granted to King Rich his loyalty
harmony once again reigned supreme
well maintained in King Rich’s regime.