Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ode To "Q"

Questionable intentions were brought by he,
Quartet gently playing in the corner.
Qualifying his earnest pedigree,
Quick to satisfy his plea for her honor.   

Qualms from other gentlemen,
Quarreling over the prize.
Quiet as their majesty walked in,
Quaint appearances were much to surmise.

Quibbling over the princess's hand,
Queries from great distances away.
Quotient of suitable purveyors of the land,
Quintuplets soon lined up for their say.

Quarantine began after draining their cups, 
Quagmire like no kingdom had seen.
Quilts were gathered to cover up,
Quirky King was really a Queen.

*A repost from 2012.


  1. Great ode Julie, most impressed.

  2. Wow...great use of Q words! Quite funny...seems the Queen quaffed his guests under the quilts. I best Quit, huh?
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    Minion for AJ's wHooligans

  3. that must be every Q word. You reached the quotient. Excellent quirky twist.

  4. That's a lot of Q's. I loved it! And I liked the fun twist at the end.

  5. Yvonne - Your poems impress me too! Thanks Yvonne!

    Natalie - Thank you so much!

    Alex - VERY surprised, indeed! Thanks Alex!

    Sue - Never quit when you're on a roll! Haha! Thanks for the quick witted quip!

    Joanne - I recycled some Q's from a couple of years ago. Thanks Joanne!

    Al - Why, yes it was!

    Chrys - Thanks for the kind words, Chrys!


  6. I love how you manage to give us the "kicker" at the end. Fun!

  7. That's a lot of "Q" power, girl!

  8. Hmmm ... him really a her? Quirky is right.

  9. Now that had to be more than a shock! Whoopie! You are on a roll with your alphabet, my dear.

  10. Hi Julie - positively love that last line .. such fun - and I can imagine a la Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland .. what the characters would be doing .. fantastic imagination ..

    Cheers Hilary

  11. Quoi? (Can't think of an appropriate Q word in English!)

  12. This was just stupendous! Look at all the Q's you used. I love that ending:-)

  13. You 'Q'ed the crap out of this!

  14. Yeah, what Michael said!

    Ha!-Ha! I'm still laughing! Really! I'm laffin' as I type. That was a wonderfully quirky, queer ending.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

  15. Robin - Glad you liked the "kicker!" Thanks Robin!

    Cherdo - Haha! "Q power" has a nice ring to it! Thanks Cherdo!

    Joy - A little quirkiness goes a long way!

    Lee - Right back atcha! Thanks Lee!

    Matthew - Thank you, Matthew!

    Hilary - I like the idea of associating this with Tim Burton's, Alice In Wonderland! Oh, I can just imagine the costumes and sets! If we turned it into a musical, Nathan Lane could play the King/Queen. You have a wonderful imagination, Hilary! Thanks for cheering me on!

    Debra - Rien de neuf. Merci Debra!

    Jo - Thank you so much, Jo!

    Birgit - If only I had remembered Q-Tips! Thanks Birgit!

    Michael - I was wondering why I had so much trouble getting out of bed this morning! Hahaha! Good one, Michael!

    Stephen - Thanks for quacking me up, Stephen!