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The Fools Tale

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The Fools Tale

There once was a man who had found true love yet squandered it away, 
And for this one transgression is tormented to this day. 

He found the girl to call his own and bade her to be his wife, 
But to the chapel he came too late and the poor girl had taken her life. 

The day that they were pledged to marry he’d started for the church, 
But highway men had stalled his progress thus leaving her in the lurch. 

And with her dying breath she uttered the words to a horrible curse, 
Now wandering has become his penance with no way ever to reverse. 

The only name by which he’s called brings laughter from the cruel, 
For he is the one who is known to all by name of the wandering fool.

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  1. Date: 1/3/2012 3:11:00 AM

    Oh Tony you always manage to add a smile to my day! Hugs Lizzie

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 1:38:00 PM

    aw...poor guy. that girl must have been pissed! I would be too if I was jilted. I would want to curse him too, but I think it's an overrreaction when it wasn't his fault. she sounds a little psycho, so maybe the curse was the best thing that could have happened to him! maybe marriage would have been worse!

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 7:26:00 AM

    This is sad, it don't sound like it was his fault at all. Catie :)