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Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #28 - Please do not post comments here (use FEEDBACK thread)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 21, 2002, 6:27 PM

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A SONNETIZED SUNDAY SUNNYDALE SERMON
INSPIRED BY BtVS 2.4 INCA MUMMY GIRL

SACRIFICE #70-74/154
rhetorical verse in Shakesperean sonet form

PART 1

(1) ONE SACRIFICIAL PRINCESS doomed to live

a sentient mummy sealed by sacred curse

through human history. Could she forgive

the sacrifice her people did coerce . . .


. . . from one so beautiful at just sixteen

by force of their traditions's cruelty?

Of course her people had to educate

its blessed children so they would concur . . .


. . . when told they had to pay the price for all.

BUT THINK, DEAR CHILD, before you heed that call.




[CONTINUED BELOW]


you speak



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Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 21, 2002, 6:33 PM 1 of 5

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Posted by: angel_vampyr - Apr 21, 2002, 6:31 PM 2 of 5

hi !!
i'm french and i'd like to know what you write every day on yours post because i don't understand .
thanks



Part 2 of 4 [sonnet sequence: SACRIFICE]
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 21, 2002, 6:31 PM 3 of 5


(2) SOMETIMES WHAT NATIONS GLORIFYis dumb.

And sometimes evil slips by in that form.

There may be good cause for your martyrdom,

BUT you must judge yourself. Not just conform . . .


. . . to what the common passion shouts you must.


You owe your nation more than body parts.

A citizen is someone you can trust

to use their brain and soul -- yes, all their smarts . . .


. . . in judging with fresh eyes if a request

for sacrifice makes sense . . . or is insane.

IF NOT, a nation ceases to be blessed

and "we its people" will go down the drain.


ASK: Will my sacrifice raise up our land,

or bring us down by Satan's hidden hand?


[CONTINUED BELOW]



Part 3 of 4 [sonnet sequence: SACRIFICE]
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 21, 2002, 6:30 PM 4 of 5


The sound of "SATAN" fit's a verse line well.

Though I have no desire to preach that name

for superhuman evil straight from hell,

celebrity has weight, and "he" has fame.


So let us speak of "Satan" as a code

for how humanity goes off the track

of grace and beauty, sane civility . . .

AND FOR A TIME BECOMES A MANIAC . . .


. . . THAT AMPLIFIES STUPIDITY until

it reaches common knowledge and destroys

a generation with a poison ill

of insane sacrifice and deadly toys.


THERE ARE true times when lives must be laid down.

BUT always THINK, before you don that crown.


[CONTINUED BELOW]



Part 4 of 4 [sonnet sequence: SACRIFICE]
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 21, 2002, 6:29 PM 5 of 5


OF COURSE, IT IS THE WORLD in its "wild" state

that brings these lines of verse across this screen.

A world that's run amok with murd'rous hate.

And so I must take care with what I mean.


A sermon launched against the powerless

deserves no hearing. And since here I sit

and type these words in U.S.A. confess

to all the world . . . our leaders don't know sh*t . . .


. . . about the suffering of the aching world.

WHERE'S CHRIST -- who said to love your enemy

and turn the other cheek
-- when WAR's unfurled?

It's hard to lead . . . but stop the blasphemy.




To end on that harsh note may well offend.

But ev'ry faith has truths we must defend.




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