De-bunking George

postcard of Saint George tapestry

De-bunking George

Dragon-killer George –
hero or just a myth?
Valuable tapestry
or tasteless kitsch?

So un-green to kill animals
says activist bitchery
as man smites dragon
in gilded stitchery.

Why should he be our patron saint
when he’s not even English?
Foreign born,
with outlandish taint. is to write to inconformity – a word I had not come across before.  My view of Saint George could probably be described as irregular – one of the Wiki definitions.


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9 Responses to De-bunking George

  1. gold account says:

    by the fourteenth century the saint had been declared both the patron saint and the protector of the royal family.


  2. Love the flow in the rhyme of your first stanza and the quandary of it, too!! Great offering for the challenge!!


  3. Loved this, Viv. The whole “killing dragons” thing, along with saints in general, never appealed to this little Protestant… Now they crank out saints like the US cranks out dollar bills. Everyone is sure they see Jesus in their swiss cheese… Lord, what next? A German pope? Oh, never mind… smile, Amy


  4. ManicDdaily says:

    Very funny! Poor Dragon! I think we have a different view of animal rights at this point! Well-played. k.


  5. Rachael says:

    Ha! This has me smiling.


  6. Haha…love this! Britain has been conquered so many times in its past, I don’t think there are any truly originals there. Not surprised he wasn’t even English.
    Very witty write Viv. De-bunking George indeed. 🙂


  7. I love that he’s foreign – it’s so typically British. Though of course he only represents England. Which to most English IS Britain.

    Help! Help! I’m drowning!


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