Carry on with the Farce – A bit of silliness.

This poem (in the loosest possible terms) was written in response to the Genre Challenge:

Today’s Genre is FARCE

I have employed a very strange rhyming pattern, this was to create a sense of chaos that is a key element of farce.



The dinner party guests appeared quite a mismatched crew,

There was Lord and Lady Haw-Haw seated next to Cardinal Richelieu

and a Vampire-queen,

like you’ve never seen

her dress revealing more than you’d care to view.

This was turning out to be

a night filled with possibility.


A man dressed up as a thief grinned in an impish fashion

and a Spanish matador flashed his cape with daring passion.

And then sweet Snow White

Had an awful fright

When the dinner gong rang suddenly, turning rather ashen.

This may well and truly be

The weirdest night you’ll ever see.


As they shuffled into the dining room behind the towering waiter,

The incongruous group began to talk about what would be coming later.

And then the French maid,

Pulled out a long blade,

That she’d found inside a stuffed alligator.

Crying “Liberty, Egalite”

And then she added “Fraternity”.


Then she started chasing all the guests, redolent of a farce,

Around the table, they all ran, though hiding places were rather sparse

The matador stuck out his hand

Grabbing the Maids small foot and,

She tripped and landed hard on her arse.

Then at the side,

The director cried,

“Cut! Print! Release” because you see,

It was all just a ‘carry-on’ movie.


You may or may not be aware of the ‘Carry-on’ films that were made in the late fifties and into the sixties and early seventies in the UK. They are pretty much the epitome of farce.


This ‘poem’ contains the following prompt words:


FOWC with Fandango — Release


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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

21 thoughts on “Carry on with the Farce – A bit of silliness.”

    1. Thank you, Helene. I like some of the Carry Ons. Carry On Cleo was a good one, taking the mickey out of Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra. I’m glad you liked that Ragbag of characters. It was a bit of fun. 🙂


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