Friday, September 17, 2010

Poetry Challenge Response

I'm not going to explain how this all came about.  Basically, it was a sort of internal challenge on my server forum.  (Started with some joker . . . ended with at least one other person making an attempt at poetry.)

Cheezy sonnet inc . . .

Private Victory

Come forth! Ye heroes fresh from yonder kill
And claim rewards still coveted abroad--
Announce with glory honor won with skill
And stand aloft while all the crowds applaud--

Or will they?  Will the jaded players laugh
Instead, to see you stand and shout with pride?
Will cries of "Srus Bzns" ring from half
The crowd, while others simply take in stride

The red in chat, the wide display of mounts
As you, rejoicing, take a vict'ry lap?
Is this the kind of thing which really counts
When others do not seem to care a scrap?

For if you seek your server to impress,
You may discover hollow's your success.
If someone responds that the poem is "sick," is it a compliment, or are they agreeing with me that it is cheezy?

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