My great Uncle Cedric (Cedric Marshall Fox) was a very interesting chap. He served in the first World War, wrote poetry and music and plays, and might have been a lawyer (although he never practiced law). This is one of his poems:
The pipes of the palace got leaky
And the king for a plumber sent
The plumber was smart and cheeky,
And with ominous smile he went.
For a year he kept plumbing, that plumber,
And perhaps he is plumbing still,
But you never saw a man dumber
Than the king when he saw his bill.
That king was in deadly strife
With another king near by.
At a dreadful cost of life
And drain on his treasury.
But he forthwith stop that war
T’was the best thing he could do;
For couldn’t raise money for
The war and the plumber too!