Surrounded by Rembrandts and Warhols, hung a picture,
Which looked out of place as oil in water- quite puzzling, garish, absurd.
It depicted a “knight-skeleton” on a horse, which I could not comprehend the least.
Staring at it, I presumed the artist must not have cared the least,
Or he was ashamed, and had rightly abandoned this wasteful picture.
The painting couldn’t be hung beside a Rembrandt, it was too absurd.
I thought, “Less allegory than a toddler’s stories, so absurd!”
Wait, it did have a message, according to me at least!
Warring and vanity, leave us like the skeleton in that picture.
I learnt, even the most absurd picture must at least be examined.