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The Tale of the Jester
© February 2, 1988 by Paul M. Combs, Jr. All Rights Reserved

The Jester of the court
Was the beast within the mask?
He was joking to the magistrate
Like he never joked before
The crowds laughed in hysteria
Till none could laugh no more
The punch line of the joke
Wasn’t ever revealed
The room puffed with smoke
That everyone inhaled
The joker played his cards right
And made it into the night
The tale of the Jester
Has never been told before
Some call him Lucifer
For his practices of gore
Hell is rising
to the stench of the human race.