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Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #29- Please do not post comments here (use FEEDBACK thread)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 22, 2002, 6:48 PM

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CHARMED (LIVES) (inspired by BtVS #17/2.5 "Reptile Boy")
rhetorical verse in Shakesperean sonnet form


(1) ALTHOUGH IT'S TRUE that Cordy wants the ring

of worldly wealth and well-bred husband prize --

dear Buffy wants "the rest" so bad, her destiny she'll fling

aside so casually . . . to go in search of guys . . .


. . . or as she'd put it "normal girly stuff."

Of course, reluctant heroes are the norm in Screenplay 101,

so these decisions can't be blamed on Buf.

(Also cliche: "Girls just want to have fun.")


With Angel's fateful cards too hot to deal,

and "Sargeant" Giles' tough training wearing thin,

Good Lord, this high school girl just wants to feel

all pretty sometimes.
Can she never win . . .


. . . a pony ride of pure, "plain girl" delight.

Instead of danger ev'ry single night?


[CONTINUED BELOW]


you speak



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Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 22, 2002, 6:54 PM 1 of 4

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PART 2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) CHARMED (LIVES)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 22, 2002, 6:52 PM 2 of 4


(2) SO TO ESCAPE the drudgery of fate,

our Buffy tells a lie and takes a drink

amidst a pit of vipers who deflate

a girl's defenses with smooth talk. Their kink . . .


. . . is how their worldly grace must be maintained.

Some women seeking "more" are sacrified

to "Reptile Boy." And so our hero's chained

with Cordy and another who had priced . . .


. . . the merchandise -- yet overlooked the tax.

(The metaphors are slanderous of course --

the rich don't quite deserve the writers' axe

so bluntly. Their luck's not by evil force . . .


The source of their good fortune's more mundane

than reptile gods. Today, I won't explain.)




[CONTINUED BELOW]



PART 3 of 4 [sonnet sequence] CHARMED (LIVES)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 22, 2002, 6:51 PM 3 of 4


(3) SUFFICE TO SAY that Buffy saves the day.

It's lucky that her bonds were not too strong,

Or she, like Cordy could just kneel and pray:

when ev'rything about your day goes wrong.


I say that with some irony because

the prayers in Sunnydale are just a joke --

and only evil folk need sacred laws

(Each Reptile lover wore a monkish cloak).



No, violence is always Buffy's strength.

No pow'r beyond her muscles is required

except a pointy stake of any length.

I'm sure her fated role would make her tired . . .


. . . of the whole business, and just want to be

a charmed boy's girl with no anxiety.


[CONTINUED BELOW]



PART 4 of 4 [sonnet sequence] CHARMED (LIVES)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 22, 2002, 6:50 PM 4 of 4


THE TIME is running out as TEA TIME comes

and somehow all my points have run away --

my calculator will not do its sums.

And so this final sonnet's just for play. <g>


The reason for extending this strange verse

is that I've reached the midpoint of this path

along the way to Shakespeare's num. I nurse

these lines along . . . I'm sure incurring wrath . . .


. . . of poets everywhere who scream: "No More!

Why do you pour these words in Shakespeares's form?

Please take these awful lines. Get out the door

before we lose our minds. Go find a dorm . . .


. . . in some insane asylum, where no harm

will be done by your verse. How 'bout a farm?"


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