monty python quest for the holy grail

Poem - Behind the Rabbit

Behind the Rabbit

No man has fought with it and lived
so say the skulls in separate piles
each is a tribute to the brute
Spring’s dire mascot with death to bring

proceed with courage and greatest strength
you’ll not survive is doubt betrays
Brave Sir Robin  - run away, run away
a prime example for all involved

beware the creature so foul, so cruel
“what, behind the bringer of Easter’s bling?”
it waits with nasty, big pointy teeth
“all I see is a rabbit there!”

Don’t look BEHIND the rabbit, it is the fiend
none have seen a worse rodent
bad-tempered would only be a start
to describe the danger the hare presents

its viscous streak is a mile wide
never to just nibble on your bum
it will leap from here to there
you’ve been warned ahead of time

“Rabbit stew is coming up!
thanks for the warning, man named Tim
I’ll advance to meet this foe
prepare the holy hand grenade”..

© 2017. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20170413.

“Behind the Rabbit” was written for the contest “The Satan-Bunny”.   

  • England: Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail.
  • France: Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see.
  • England: Are you sure he's got one?
  • France: Oh yes, it's very nice!
  • England: Can we come up and have a look?
  • France: Of course not! You are English types!
  • England: What are you then?
  • France: I'm French! Why do you think I have this outrageous accent?
  • England: What are you doing in England?
  • France: Mind your own business!