The Ravening Hordes
Wolf down Marie Antoinette
Instead of her cake
Ronovan’s prompts for his haiku challenge of “Wolf and Cake” left me in despair. This is as close as I can come to making sense of them. Where is the chance to include a subtle nod to the seasons, that change of mood viewed through a dew-drop? Wolf! Cake! Phooey!
Poor Marie Antoinette. Apparently she never even said “Let them eat cake” and it was all a nasty rumor spread to discredit her. True, she was a little lax when it came to looking after her diamonds and she did spend rather a lot of money but a Queen can’t wear the same old dress every day can she?
And she did have a whole imitation farm built for her out the back of Versailles so she could pretend to be a peasant. And yet the ravening hordes of revolutionaries were not satisfied.
Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-74-cakewolf/