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The King of Sanctimonious

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Below is the poem entitled The King of Sanctimonious which was written by poet Karen Anglesey. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The King of Sanctimonious

The King of Sanctimonious
Perched high upon his throne-ious
Clothed in purple pious-ness
Admired his own self-righteous-ness

The Queen of Sanctimonious
Tired of the King's baloney-ous
When he counts his hoards of money
To him, sweeter than his honey

In a court that wasn't courteous
The Queen cried, "you're oblivious!"
But he wasn't aware, nor did he care
He'd become a Royal hypocrite

Day after day, he counted each coin
The ritual put a flutter in his groin
Reveling in his Royal room
Soon became his tomb of gloom

The Royal epitaph was no baloney-ous
When the king was found
 'Tis said he drowned
In a fermented bottle of loneliness



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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 5:53:00 PM
    This was the first poem I believe I read by you and I can only say it gets better with every read. Great satire. And that is not "baloney-ous"! Love it. thanks Karen for opening my eyes. ~Kilmer

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 10/1/2013 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for visiting again. Glad you enjoyed my 'baloney-ous'. And thank you for just being you :)
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 9:49:00 PM
    Man that's one mean selfish cork! you captured it so well now its in my favourite. . ha ha ha

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 9/3/2013 6:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Danesh... thank you and glad you like it :)
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 9:41:00 PM
    OMG this is like, uber, super clever as all hell. I am officially jealous of you; this poem is incredible. Damn, I wish I had written this! Absolutely KILLER!

    Morgan Avatar Danesh Morgan
    Date: 9/2/2013 9:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    me not jealous just envious !
    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/19/2013 10:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are so right. It is clever...and I am glad I wrote it although I thought it was quite idiotic at the time. I am glad you are so enthused. ha ha thank you very much !
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Your killing me. This is great! Oh what a poem. So true. Thanks Karen for making me laugh. Kilmer

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 7/26/2013 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Stephen, thank you for enjoying my stab at satire. Have a great evening :)
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:16:00 AM
    Loved it. Fun to read

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/22/2013 10:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Monterey, thank you for the nice comment. :)
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 8:51:00 AM
    Arr lesson to be learned here :) awesome poem

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/19/2013 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sasha, thank you for the comments. :)
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 9:45:00 PM
    awesome write,, thought I read it before, thank you for liking my Delights ;}

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/18/2013 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Debbie, thank you for the comments :)
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 9:05:00 AM
    This is another fascinating write of yours which dazzled me this evening my dear friend Karen. I love and I extremely enjoyed your story. Thank you so much for sharing! More power and blessings! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/17/2013 4:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Leonora, thank you for such inspiring comments. Hugs to you and have a beautiful evening :)
  1. Date: 6/15/2013 10:17:00 AM
    WOW! How amazing is this. I loved how you played with words, Karen! Lovely! Thanks for your visit to my work! I appreciate every kind word. :)

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/16/2013 6:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Eileen, thank you for the nice comment. Your poetry is wonderful. :)
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 4:12:00 AM
    This poem is so classic but full of quality, you are really a poet with one of a kind talent , I really enjoyed to read yours in my afternoon :D hug, Yanny

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/11/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yanny, I am elated that you are entertained by this poem. Thank you for the kind comments... hugs to you :)
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 7:15:00 PM
    Well said, Karen...Love the imagery, style and flow of this...Mr. Sanctimonious needs a mirror. Hope your weekend's beautiful, Karen and thank you for visiting! Love, Annalise

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/9/2013 9:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Annalise, thank you for the lovely comments. HAve a lovely day :)
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Tastey angst in this write Karen - your anger is Hot! Your voice is excites - J.A.B. %

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/5/2013 8:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW...Justin thank you !
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 2:22:00 PM
    That applies to many who are not rich in worldly goods even..I got a few chuckles..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visit to my work..I am going to fav this one..Sara

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/1/2013 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sara, thank you for visiting. I appreciate your insightful comments :)
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 11:57:00 PM
    An enjoyable read. Well written story into rhyme:my favorite. Thank you for commenting on my poetry today. You are very kind :) hope to read more soon!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/1/2013 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Juli-Michelle, thank you for enjoying :)
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 8:32:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading this one again. Have a great day.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 5/30/2013 7:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hank you for visiting again
  1. Date: 5/29/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Lol--More than clever---a perfect parable!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 5/29/2013 4:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Craig, thanks! Appreciate your comments :)
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 7:19:00 AM
    That last line is killer! Clever, funny, and so full of little stabs of truth. I love the way your mind works!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 5/29/2013 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Heather, I like the little stabs at truth also. :)
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 11:39:00 PM
    Excellent. Very creative write. Enjoyed. Tfs

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 5/29/2013 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad you enjoyed reading and thank you for the comment. :)
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 2:41:00 PM
    Haha! Clever, creative, funny!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 5/27/2013 5:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Isaiah :)
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 10:13:00 AM
    humorous deep and very cleverly written Linda

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 5/27/2013 12:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda, thank you for the positive comment. Have a great day :)
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