"The Stranger and the King" by Lannie Brockstein - //Comedy Open Mic Round #28

in poetry •  last year  (edited)
'Twas a dastardly week in the scummy hell where the cold hearts of the tech giants and their corrupted politicians had congregated to harden within each other’s minds the baseless facts that formed the limits of their imaginations.


August 26th, 2018

The Stranger and the King, part 1

by Lannie David Brockstein

'Twas a dastardly week in the scummy hell where the cold hearts of the tech giants and their corrupted politicians had congregated to harden within each other’s minds the baseless facts that formed the limits of their imaginations.

Incessantly, those living reruns of the late night talk show twerps did try over and over again to pollute their policies with the cowardly kind of slights that maketh budgets to boil and the poor to steam. They spoke with such bankruptcy because that is what censorists do when forcing themselves to be funny. Those sanctimonious zealots were failing, of course. They always failed. They failed because they are shitheads, and everything doth always looketh like crap to those whom haveth their heads shoved firmly up their collective arse.

It was largely down to the liberal errors of their self-righteous upbringing which none of them had thus far figured out how to decode, that they did not notice th'approaching weeks were fated to be particularly unseasonable, for they were shouting over each other whilst hearing the kind of things that not even an aged atheist could easily disbelieve. It was during their delusional diatribes that were laden with clichés and other domesticated sentences when a hooded stranger had dared to step foot into their forlorn hovel, and proclaimed to all that their news is not what it seems, because it is possible for the poetic to perceiveth the fourth dimension, indeed.

The stranger also said that it is possible to perceive the fifth dimension, sixth, seventh, etc., for the stranger had done so, and was doing so right now. Upon hearing that, the totalitarian B movie stars became enraged and herded themselves into a stubborn frenzy, threatening banishment and all of th'other kinds of cruelty that only an overthrown monarchy could provide. They were finally sedated when their royal shepherd jumped in front of them and said, “What you say, there's no proof!”

To that the traitorous zombies erupted into a hailstorm of laughter, verbally pelting the stranger with angry groans and horrendous cries. To that the stranger shook off her hood and boldly replied:

And so their die of hate is plainly cast—
Those quisling creatures gross with grim contrast.
   Alas, they bank’d their blank minds on fool's gold—
Those weaken’d and shatter’d philosopher stones,
Those short attention span conformist clones—
   Those bent beliefs of theirs at first untold
And then lyingly said with straighten’d face;
   Those anti-Zionist, regressive apes
Disabus’d of Judeo-Christian grace!
   Egad, their fiat-prophecies...sour grapes
Without the weight to cast away from gloom;
   Addictèd to obey the junk-food war,
They say, 'There never will be anymore
   Fabl’d nights but you should adore my moon!'

"You there! You! All of ye! Fools! Galileo gaveth the Church scientific proof that th'Earth doth revolveth around the Sun, and yet they still refused to believe it! Have ye learned nothing since?"

The king was made curious by the prosimetrical quality of this stranger's wisdom. He ordered his 'bots to disperse the centralized crowd. Whilst those drones were doing so, the king invited the stranger to join him in his castle to share with him a pot of holy basil tea. The stranger accepted, but that is a happy tale to be told during an upcoming week's episode of this contest's dramatic history.

Stay tuned to @comedyopenmic's "Comedy Open Mic Comedy Contest" series at steemit.com for Part 2 of Lannie David Brockstein's “The Stranger and the King”!

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