|is for Marie|
The reason why the French love bread
Marie Antoinette sat reflecting in a chateau -
deep thoughts on how popularity hits a plateau,
When in ran her aide and said,
“Majestée, the poor get no bread”
“O Foolish One,” she cried, “Let them eat some gateau.”
“No, no” the peasants growled, “we’ll have our bread!
We will NOT be fobbed off with cake instead,
we the French peasants
can get quite unpleasant.”
We all know what happened – the queen lost her head.
Was she just a thoughtless woman, or plain rude?
Or quite out-of-touch with her wider brood?
Her aide lacked for tact
that is a certain fact.
The moral? mess not with ye masses over food.
If you’ve wondered why the French are so passionate,
so finicky about their croissant, and baguette
well, now you clearly know.
It’s that long ago gateauthe French were offered by Marie Antoinette.
M is also for Marionette - very strangely close to a portmanteau of Marie Antoinette, who May or Mayn't have been one of circumstances. At any rate, there is no historical evidence to support this famous let-them-eat-cake callousness of hers. She was a very extravagant lady no doubt, but family members of terrible rulers have been known for their dodgy shopping habits in all times, then and now, Imelda Marcos, Suzanne Mubarak, Many examples, only I can't just now think of any More names with M.
Posted for the A-Z Challenge 2016