The Hedon Treasure Hunt by J.R.Uney.
Not a lot was said to the seated Scribes, in the Spacious Hall, when we met them,
They requested our name, and five new groats for the fee,
Twenty five clues on paper were forthcoming,
So Promptly, I payeth the figure, for Abbie, Peter, and me.
Not a furrowed brow, or a tear was shed, as we walked round the town on our mission,
In the heat of the day, we hurried along, each page with our Biro’s turning,
To solve each clue, the object in mind,
Yea, though our feet were burning.
We found the Schoolchildren who were bored,
The afternoon sun, so warm and bright,
Soon we reacheth the street of The Bakers,
But Nay, there was not a Cream Bun in sight.
In the same street, The Bard, Mr Shakespeare, we met,
With his head in a hole in the wall,
Mayhap, a call to Health and Safety be set.
For should he taketh a fall.
We saw the site of The Butchers,
Where the gutters were oft filled with blood,
Some sold meat pies, abundant with flies,
While others were not quite so good.
Over there’s, William Iveson’s New Hall,
T’were Seventeen Twenty, when the footings were dug,
He’d been having serious trouble procuring a Builder,
Seems, they’d all been off with a bug.
In open Country our faire Towne stands,
A place, with history soaking,
We are to be asked, Do we wish to become part of Kingston upon Hull.
Sire, You must be bloody joking.
The answers we found,
Hopefully, without causing major drama’s,
Someone, informs us, The Prize.
Is fourteen days in The Bahamas.
In giving thanks to The Events Committee,
It filleth our hearts with such glee,
Just to share a winning position ,
So thanks once again, from Abbie, Peter, and me.
JR Uney is one of the members of “Uney’s Unique Code Crackers” (who along with “Witty City”) are one of the winning teams to win The Hedon Treasure Hunt on 26th May. So it’s quite fitting that he should inspire us with his poetic recount of the event – and make us laugh as well!
Are you inspired to write a cracker of a poem (or a short story) for publication on the Hedon Blog?