Welcome to Beastly Tales. Each has a message, a moral. All are meant to have an element of humour. Naturally, any names included do not depict real folk but are included as part of the joke.
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(As with Beastly Banter Beastly Tales is written and illustrated by Richard Hersel.)
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BLUNT BUT BRIGHT
Odium Cornichon spoke in his refreshingly blunt fashion,
It appeared that causing affront was indeed his passion.
Being highly arrogant, he’d never, no never grovel,
But was always prepared to call a spade, a blooming shovel!
Diplomacy was definitely not one of his traits,
Slavish subservience one of his hates!
“Obsequious, you could never call me that!”
“And if anyone did, he’d be a prize prat!”
“I’ll always tell ‘em just how I see it!”
“If they object, then they just shouldn’t be it!”
Friends? He’s not made a lot,
Always there, with his Copy Book Blot.
People, about him, would natter and chatter.
The consensus was, he should be fried in batter.
Said a government official, in the know,
“We can use his rudeness to give enemies a blow.”
“Odium Cornichon to the United Nations will go.”
“Yes, he’ll be our ambassador, in the front row.”
“He’ll speak his mind, in a refreshingly blunt fashion!”
“We know that he will, as is his passion.”
And so, Cornichon, U.N Ambassador now,
Worked his best effort, by the sweat of his brow.
Figuratively speaking, of course,
To be in that position doesn’t require the power of a horse.
And so he went on, for a year, or more.
Until he, simultaneously, did cause World Wars Three and Four!
It was his blunt manner, you see?
He simply could not stop at World War Three!