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TeaTimeSunday / SONNETS
by BOKE
BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (58-61) SONNETS #62-65 of 154 (66-69)
INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODE #14 (2.02)
"Some Assembly Required"

ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one where Cordy
almost becomes the head of ...
bride of Frankenstein

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

(for reference only) SONNETS #62-65/154 for Tea Time in L.A. #25
BtVS14 Some Assembly Required

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Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #25 - (Talking about Buffy
as Shakespeare would have. [g])

Posted by: forensicpoetry - Apr 18, 2002, 11:13 AM

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNETS #062-065 of 154
PARTLY LOVE

rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form
(a 4-sonnet sequence)

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{BVS_062_01.01} A DEAD, HOT JOCK from lower, "loser" stock

{BVS_062_01.02} is loved by his blood kin one slice too much.

{BVS_062_01.03} His mother, zombified to lose son-jock.

{BVS_062_01.04} His glory she relives -- else, out of touch.

 
{BVS_062_01.05} His smarter "loser" brother brought him back:

{BVS_062_01.06} FRATERNAL LOVE and SCIENCE mixed to join

{BVS_062_01.07} dead brother's broken flesh with life. // NEXT TRACK:

{BVS_062_01.08} ROMANTIC LOVE'S fraternal . . . mixed with groin . . .

 
{BVS_062_01.09} One special person's blood can make yours boil.

{BVS_062_01.10} That special one can make you lose your head

{BVS_062_01.11} and break the rules much higher than by Hoyle

{BVS_062_01.12} (that masterpiece on games you may have read).

 
{BVS_062_01.13} THIS STORY SAYS that love makes you insane.

{BVS_062_01.14} But human love's not easy to explain.


{2}

{BVS_063_02.01} JUST WHY would Willow pine for Xander's kiss.

{BVS_063_02.02} ("A strange, off-putting" guy, as Drac will say.)

{BVS_063_02.03} AND WHY does worldly Angel somehow miss

{BVS_063_02.04} the sight of Buffy in the light of day?

 
{BVS_063_02.05} With God-like duty to defend all souls

{BVS_063_02.06} the Slayer shouldn't let her mind fixate

{BVS_063_02.07} on rating some folk higher in some poll

{BVS_063_02.08} of "Who I Should Save First". She cannot hate . . .

 
{BVS_063_02.09} . . . one human more -- and so let that one die

{BVS_063_02.10} The Slayer should save ev'ry life the same.

{BVS_063_02.11} And having friends and lovers means deny

{BVS_063_02.12} your sacred duty ... OH, YOU THINK THAT'S LAME?

 
{BVS_063_02.13} WELL, being chosen means a sacrifice.

{BVS_063_02.14} Slay duty means you don't roll love's strange dice.


{3}

{BVS_064_03.01} THIS MAY SEEM A LONG WAY from Frankenstein,

{BVS_064_03.02} and chopping up some girls to make a bride

{BVS_064_03.03} who'll love an ugly monster -- think he's "fine."

{BVS_064_03.04} BUT human love is always mixed with PRIDE.

 
{BVS_064_03.05} AND JUST AS Buffy's pride would not allow

{BVS_064_03.06} a kiss from Xander 'cept when she was dead --

{BVS_064_03.07} Pre-ugly jock thought Cordy was a cow.

{BVS_064_03.08} BUT NOW he's happy to have Cordy's head . . .

 
{BVS_064_03.09} . . . to smile at him, since he can't show his face.

{BVS_064_03.10} (This silly story point ignores his class

{BVS_064_03.11} which even end-zone dancing can't erase --

{BVS_064_03.12} hot, snotty Cordy was too rich a lass.)

 
{BVS_064_03.13} AND IF IT SEEMS my points have gone to hell,

{BVS_064_03.14} the themes inside this story were pell-mell.


{4}

{BVS_065_04.01} ONE EPISODE BEFORE Bad Spike and Dru

{BVS_065_04.02} inject ol' Sunnydale with their fresh blood . . .

{BVS_065_04.03} SOME EPISODES ARE "FILLER" (one or two).

{BVS_065_04.04} To me ol' "Some Assembly . . . " was a dud.

 
{BVS_065_04.05} SO WHY waste all this time to sonnetize

{BVS_065_04.06} a storyline that didn't touch my heart?

{BVS_065_04.07} WELL, SOMETIMES that which fails to tantalize

{BVS_065_04.08} gives opportunity to take apart . . .

 
{BVS_065_04.09} . . . and piece by piece assemble "something more."

{BVS_065_04.10} NOT Bride Of Frankenstein . . . BUT God's strange love

{BVS_065_04.11} which says that those we'd hate, instead, adore.

{BVS_065_04.12} THIS SONNET LEADS ME HERE: |

We need to shove . . .

 
{BVS_065_04.13} . . . away from loving based upon our pride.

{BVS_065_04.14} I've said enough. This tale, I set aside.

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