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SONNETS #135-139 of 154 for Tea Time in L.A. #46 of 50 - INSPIRED BY: BtVS #31 (2.19)"I Only Have Ey


Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #46 - (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare would have. <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 10:00 AM

Sonnets #135-139 of 154
What? You think only 400-year-old Brits can write 154 sonnets? <ewg>


UNFORGIVENESS
rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form

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CORRECTION: 135-138 of 154
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 10:07 AM 1 of 5

INCORRECTLY LISTED AS 135-139 in original subject line


1 of 4 (sonnet sequence) UNFORGIVENESS - (inspired by BtVS episode 31 "I Only Have Eyes For You")
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 10:05 AM 2 of 5

TEA TIME SONNETS #135-138/154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form

HAIKU PROLOGUE

Looking at my notes
I thought this would be high praise.
For some reason . . . not.

Again I complain
of a flawed hero design . . .
though I liked this ep.

I was moved to tears
by Noxon's "orchestration"
of all the ideas.


Running low on gas
as we reach one fifty four
I let this pour out.

But sometimes the truth
(at least what you truly think)
comes out when you're tired.

Maybe the truth is . . .
like Great Gatsby's writer wrote
his daughter Scottie . . .

. . . "I'd just like to preach
in some acceptible form."
Uh oh!, Here we go . . .
<serious smile>



UNFORGIVENESS - RE: "I Only Have Eyes For You" #31 of BtVS


(1) "THE DEMON WHO WEAR'S [ANGEL'S] FACE," she said.

"MY BOYFRIEND'S GONE FOREVER," Buffy knows.

It's not the soul with which she went to bed.

I like this episode, but Buffy blows . . .


. . . away my sympathy with air-head bile.

It's not a case of someone done her wrong.

Within her boyfriend's heart there was no guile.

While Angel, his pure love for her was stong.,


He did not make a choice to turn on her.

The thing that stalks her friends is just not him.

She says the words, but they do not transfer

from where her lips move down through her brain stem . . .


. . . into her heart of hearts . . . which ought to know:

to hate someone who's innocent is low.



[CONTINUED BELOW]



2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) UNFORGIVENESS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 10:03 AM 3 of 5

(2) IT WASN'T ANGEL who killed Calendar.

SHE KNOWS a soulless demon wears his face.

Whatever Buffy's anger issues stir,

her stance of unforgiveness has no base.


Yes, kill the vampire. That's her sacred role.

But hate Angelus for his evil acts?

Her personal heartbreak? Pure self-control

is something that our hero, sadly, lacks.


OBSESSION for revenge is "common-sense.".

A cultural affliction none too rare.

AROUND THE WORLD nerves fray and muscles tense

responding to hard thoughts of "It's not fair . . .


. . .They must be made to pay for what they've done."

Self-righteous clarity."Where is my gun? . . .


[CONTINUED BELOW]



3-4 of 4 (sonnet sequence) UNFORGIVENESS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 10:02 AM 4 of 5


(3) . . . She hurt me badly. She did not return

the love I gave her. Now the b*tch must pay.

(Rip off his skin and then make his flesh burn.)


BUT DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE RICOCHET . . .


. . . FROM violence unleashed at anger's call.

There's always one stray shot that's off the mark

and flies off into heaven. Angels fall

to earth with silenced messages. We hark . . .


. . . in vain for what God hoped that we would hear.

And so the anger quotient rises fast.

Unleashing violence, and so, more fear.

I WONDER how much longer we can last . . .


. . . with heroes who can't ever understand

that "foolish" "love-your-enemy" command . . .


(4) . . . that came from someone men nailed on a cross.

A small one Buffy wears upon her chest.

But as for what it means, she's at a loss.

It works for self-defense . . . no vamps molest . . .


. . . her cleavage without punishment, right then.

Touch there, and justice is an instant thing.

No tiiresome sermons 'bout the wage of sin.

"IT BURNS!" You yell so loud your own ears ring.


No need to prove the crime, invoke the laws.

Somewhere a trigger's pulled. Somewhere a scream.

Why did the Lord design in all these flaws?

Like Buffy, maybe this is all a dream.


STRANGE VERSE, since I liked this Buf pretty well.

LAST NIGHT'S kind Dawson's Creek was truly swell.
<serious smile>


[THE END]



NOTES =========================================
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 16, 2002, 10:01 AM 5 of 5

FOR LINKS (Bronze tids) TO ALL PREVIOUS SONNETS SEE:
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=135395


REMINDER: Tea Time in L.A. (M-F) comes to a close
the day after final Buffy of the season 5/22

Final episode of Tea Time in L.A. (7-8 PM BRONZE TIME) is Wed. 5/22

That a weekly version (still being designed) to be called
TeaTimeSunday 4-5PM BRONZE TIME (every Sunday)
begins on June 2



NOTE: The insane idea of putting Buffy thoughts
in Shakespearean sonnet form . . . is based on the even more
insane idea that you might want to give it a try yourself.

For a "sonnetized" explanation of why this is not insane <g> . . . you might read
my previous Bronze threads WHY I POST IN SHAKESPEAREAN SONNETS:
PART 1: tid=48156 PART 2: tid=48152

THEN if that challenge seems like an interesting one to you, look for TEA TIME in L.A.
at 7:00 PM BRONZE TIME daily . . . which is truly strange. <g> But it just
might save the world. <ewg> In any case, you can brag about being able to
write better than fill-in-the-blank. <g>

FOR MORE INFO SEE THE MOST RECENT TEA TIME CORKBOARD at
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=128435




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