Michael Pruchnicki Poems
- Knight Of The Mournful Counten... I read cervantes' novel ...
- A Romantic Comedy I'd like to write a romantic comedy in ...
- Long Poems & Short Stories Some think that a story has no ...
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Knight Of The Mournful Countenance
I read cervantes' novel don quixote
in visitation grammar school
the good nuns knew I was not
the average neighborhood thug
so they left me to read dumas
and jack london or whomever
and to illustrate the hijinks
of eighth grade hooligans
in pencil and ink comic book style
the nuns may have guessed
my ulterior motive in ridiculing
the thugs who menaced me
every day after school
with a sound thrashing
if my cartoons didn't meet
so I drew and sketched
in broad strokes our comedy!