The Highwayman poem Parody?

Hello! For English this semester is poems and poetry and I have to do a parody for the old poem “The Highwayman” form the first three verses. But my mind is blank… Can someone help me? No specific topic, just needs to be appropriate for year English.

The highwayman original:

THE wind was a torrent of darkness upon the gusty trees,

The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,

The road was a ribbon of moonlight looping the purple moor,

And the highwayman came riding–


The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn door.

He’d a French cocked hat on his forehead, and a bunch of lace at his chin;

He’d a coat of the claret velvet, and breeches of fine doe-skin.

They fitted with never a wrinkle; his boots were up to his thigh!

And he rode with a jeweled twinkle–

His rapier hilt a-twinkle–

His pistol butts a-twinkle, under the jeweled sky.

Over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark inn-yard,

He tapped with his whip on the shutters, but all was locked and barred,

He whistled a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there

But the landlord’s black-eyed daughter–

Bess, the landlord’s daughter–

Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.

All help appreciated!

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  • the wind was enough to blow down the town

    and the moon wasn´t round when it fell down

    the road was a wreck and went nowhere at all

    and I hurt my finger on a crack in the wall.

    Carry on from here…I KNOW you can do it !

    cheers, dennis

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