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07-06-2007, 10:04 AM
Do you love rhyming as much as I do? Then please play this game with me:
Finish the couplet that the person above you left unfinished. After that start a new couplet. In between you may put as many couplets as you like. You can change the metre, if you want.

I'll start:

In the middle of the night
when the stars were shining bright,
Countess Olga lay in bed
thinking of her newly-wed
son who was that very night ...

next poster:
honeymooning with his bride.
She was wondering if that bride
had sufficient blood inside
to fill her darling sonny's tummy...

next poster:
Thus pondered Count Dracula's mommy.
What Mommy did not know, however ...

Now you. :D

07-06-2007, 10:18 AM
[PS: b0207] hope this is what you had in mind... never done a couplet before].

...was that darling sonny's bride
was the Slayer of the night
her name was Buffy; yes t'is true
and her job profile was to do
what Mommy Dracula most feared
to exterminate her family

the moon shone bright and clear
and the happy couple steered
their way towards the marital bed
smiling in anticipation...

over to next person...

07-06-2007, 10:28 AM
Oh, well, actually your first line should have rhymed with "however", but never mind. I'd never hit upon Buffy! :lol:

Let's go on from your last line.

The Count, he had great expectations.
Oh, how sweet her blood would taste ...

07-06-2007, 11:01 AM
[got it, I think, but if not ... :)]

But sadly in the dear Count's haste
his little bride did see his fangs

07-06-2007, 04:43 PM
Got it! :D

She thought that with some well-aimed bangs
of a hammer and a wooden cross
he would be meekly at a loss
for words and for a hearty bite ...

07-06-2007, 04:59 PM
Intent to spoil his appetite,
She doused herself in garlic sauce

07-06-2007, 05:09 PM
Yes, I was waiting for the garlic to come in!

and with supernatural force
into his heart the cross she sunk.

07-07-2007, 08:26 AM
the man-beast howled and went 'kerplunk'
then rising up he dragged himself

07-07-2007, 10:05 AM
I like 'kerplunk'! :lol:

to the little medicine shelf
where quite high on top there sat
in a bottle round and fat
Dr Bullox' healing lotion,
that fantastic magic potion
advertising on the label,
"This here juice is really able
to heal anything you like,
except being a bloody psych-
opath or an irksome nerd

07-07-2007, 09:41 PM
or a really vexing turd."
But as the monster's strength decreased
the girl found Dracula deceased
as the first rays of the sun
showed the feat that she had done.
And exhausted, with a scream,

Oh please, come on, I know there are lots of talented rhymers on the forum ...

07-08-2007, 09:46 AM
Patience b0207 :)

Our dearest Buffy, sank into a dream
A dream of wonders filled with splendours
A gleaming Knight who thus surrenders
His fabulous body which is fangless
and furthermore...

07-08-2007, 10:35 AM
Patience? So far you and Whifflingpin have been the only ones to contribute. :(

Wow, you gave me a hard time with "fangless"!
BTW, you're not supposed to start other people's lines for them. :D That can make it even harder and you're perhaps not free enough.

Well then:

and furthermore that person sang less (!)
terribly than the deceased,
which was why she was no end pleased.
Intent to kiss his gorgeous lips

07-08-2007, 02:17 PM
sheesh b0207... doing my best here. And love these rhyming couplets... :D

she slipped her tongue,and moved her hips
to merge herself with him...

okay rhymed with last line
and did not start next line... doing okay ?
not doing any more that 2 lines... tend to screw up !

07-08-2007, 07:48 PM
Doing great! Now you've got the hang of it! :D :thumbs_up

Um, could you just call me Barbara? Thank you. Uh-oh, it seems I'm complaining in every single post. I'll stop that now, promise. Whatever you do.

when suddenly a dim-
witted gnome entered the room

07-09-2007, 11:05 AM
in the gloom of the room
he gave off a phosphorescent sheen
the gnome he was green as he always had been
which for gnomes was quite normal
there was nothing amiss
but this gnome had an agenda
his mission was thus

07-09-2007, 06:19 PM
He was to steal the ring that now
the knight was wearing in his brow.
That brassy thing was really special,
in so far as it made one's facial
contours and features so delightful
that the most hideous and frightful
creatures that you've ever seen
look better than a beauty queen.
That's why we understand quite well
the knight wished that green gnome to hell.
But as he raised his arm to strike

07-10-2007, 07:21 AM
he found himself impaled upon a spike
He gasped
He moaned
He thrashed about
He even tried to pull it out

07-10-2007, 05:32 PM
But poisoned was the pointed tip,
the venom made him sink and slip
onto the floor. Lo and behold!
He suddenly grew just as old
and ugly as he'd been before
the brassy magic ring he wore.
Thus passeth beauty, as by magic.
Oh weep, my friends, for this is tragic.
The gnome, however, quickly donned

07-11-2007, 06:39 PM
Hello everyone, especially haven, my brave co-rhymer, I'm off to a Turkish beach for a fortnight. I hope you will be there again. So long!

07-23-2007, 01:22 PM
His magic cape, and then he yawned
he had achieved his goal to save
the brave young Buffy, from the grave
She smiled at him
and on a whim
she reached down to shake his hand

07-27-2007, 06:04 PM
Hi, I'm back. Had a wonderful holiday. Hope you had a good time, too. Thanks for continuing, Haven!

and to declare he was her friend
when suddenly, with some despair,
she felt her feet hung in the air,
wrapped in the magic cape they flew

07-27-2007, 06:55 PM
Hi Barbara, good time in Turkey? Lots of sunshine? England is getting flooded out :(

and where they went she had no clue
but up the heavens they did rise
the gnome and Buffy; some surprise!
the stars they glittered in the sky

07-29-2007, 06:55 PM
Yes, while it was very hot in Turkey we saw on TV that parts of England were drowning. Let's hope it's getting better now. The terrible pictures from England reminded me of the flood we had here in Germany a few years ago. I hope you and your family are all right.

the half-moon rubbed a sleepy eye,
fields, forests, rivers passed below them,
then the gnome asked an owl to show them
the way to the great magic palace

07-30-2007, 09:30 AM
Turkey must have been mega hot 40C? The flooding has been horrendous. Some people having to live in hotels with their pets in kennels... Seems it is an annual event in England now. We're ok here. I live in a hilly part of Surrey. And although the road outside has on occasion looked like a waterfall, at least it wasn't a lake! Going to Andalucia in September, I need some warmth!!

the owl he said, "you must ask, Alice"
"Alice"? said the gnome.
"Is she now at home?"
"She might be" said the owl
"or then again, Alice might be on the prowl".
"What sort of creature is this Alice"?
"Is she a being steeped in malice"?
"No, no" the owl he shook his head

07-30-2007, 06:30 PM
So sorry about your people. Is the water going back now? The news don't tell us any more about it.
It was very hot in Andalucia, too, but in September it'll be just fine, a warm breeze, the sea - you'll love it.

Funny thing - you rhymed palace with Alice - exactly the name I was thinking of!

"She is the queen of toads, my lad.
Look yonder, near that pond she's sitting
upon her royal toadstool, knitting
red socks for her consort's name day,
which happens to be on the same day
that Artus and his noble knights
got into several vicious fights --"
"Er, thank you," said the gnome, "a lot!"
And to Buffy, "I am not
listening further to that owl
'cause he makes my blood turn foul!"
And off they flew where they were told

08-02-2007, 01:37 PM
okay in for perhaps my most childish end word yet... :LOL:

towards a toadstool; it was old
and on the toadstool sure enough
sat Alice knitting, hmm those socks looked rough...
The gnome he flared his cloak to land
and once on the toadstool held out his hand
to Buffy who looked a trifle green
the slayer queen
smiled at the gnome
as they walked across the toadstool dome
A vampire slayer, she was that true, but flying uh-oh made her spew

08-02-2007, 06:26 PM
I love your rhymes! :D

upon her sweater, which was new,
and on her costly high heels, too.
But flying in the air up high
was not the only reason why
she threw up all the food she'd cooked -
it was the way that Alice looked,
which was so hideous and so mean

08-06-2007, 11:22 AM
this truly was a toadstool queen!
the gnome saw Buffy's concerned face
and decided then that he would 'ace'
this foul creature, Alice
whom once before he'd met in Dallas...
he knew her nature inside out
and bad she was, without a doubt
At just that moment, Alice spied

08-07-2007, 05:40 PM
the cloak, the couple's magic ride.
And instantly 'twas her desire
to unlawfully acquire
that invaluable prize.
But that proved to be unwise.
For as soon as she bent over
for her wand, which in the clover
she had hidden heretofore,

08-08-2007, 08:51 AM
the cloak, the couple's magic ride.
And instantly 'twas her desire
to unlawfully acquire
that invaluable prize.
But that proved to be unwise.
For as soon as she bent over
for her wand, which in the clover
she had hidden heretofore,
came a wilde and reckless boar
rushing from the oleander,
driving our friends assunder.
And the vicious swine did gobble
up the wand and wobble
back towards its hiding-hedge

hehehe, I suck at rhyming, but this game is hilarious!

08-08-2007, 06:26 PM
Yippeee, a new rhymer!!! I love your lines, no matter what you say. :D

the queen of toads fell from the ledge
because that's where she'd fled in fright
without once looking left or right.
The girl, however, nudged the gnome
and pointed towards a golden dome
which in the distance far was gleaming

08-09-2007, 10:36 AM
Hey Sleepy Witch, loved, the gobble/wobble :)

she pinched herself, no, she wasn't dreaming.
and urged the gnome
towards that dome
she knew inside
that it did hide
within its dome of gold
somethings that needed to be told.
Buffy and the gnome
entered the golden dome
and gasped when they beheld

08-10-2007, 07:57 PM
-- Buffy felt some tears that welled
up in her sympathetic eyes --
a witch once beautiful and wise,
once so powerful and mighty
lying sleeping in her nighty
on a big four-poster bed,
skin so pale as if long dead;
completely incapacitated,
all her skills deactivated
by a wizard cruel and vile

Tribute to Sleepy! (Couldn't resist, hope you don't mind.) :D

08-11-2007, 05:05 PM
haha, barbara, I love it :):D "lying sleeping in her nighty" rofl :lol:

ok, how do you do it? have you got a rhyming dictionary?

hurumpf, let me think...

by a wizard cruel and vile
who used all his magic guile
to ensnare the happless dame
to her everlasting shame.
Ablaze with latent feminism,
Buffy sensed a glaring schism
between the male and female sexes
brought about by evil hexes.
Then with mighty noise and clamber
swept the wizard from his chamber.
Buffy used her martial arts
to remove some extra parts
from the wizard's lanky frame
which parts they were I will not name.
"You can sing soprano now!"
said our maid and took a bow.
Meanwhile her little gnomy friend...

08-11-2007, 05:48 PM
pondering if he should send
a complaining message to
watched in horror the cruel scene

* Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Wizards

Oh dear! I just had my answer ready (with two more -ism lines because I thought you'd left me stuck on -isms) when I saw your edit. So I quickly had to think of something new. Never mind.

No, I haven't got a rhyming dictionary, but a thesaurus. Very useful. And I have been rhyming for years (mostly in German, however). But you do a very good job, too.

Haven, I will try to put your name in one of the next lines. Just waiting for an opportunity.:)

08-13-2007, 07:35 AM
but Buffy was not being mean
the evil wizard he had to go
and even if it seemed as though
she had been heartless
or a little thoughtless
this was not the case
and the gnome he should embrace
Buffy's dedication to her duty
was right and good and he shouldn't be snooty!
They moved towards the dreaming witch
who in her sleep was seen to twitch
the gnome and Buffy looked at each other

08-14-2007, 05:39 PM
when they saw a heart-shaped mother-
of-pearl wafer sealing tight
the sleeping witch's mouth and might.
And, removing it with care,
softly stroking cheeks and hair,
they were happy to perceive
paralysis and pallor leave,
eyes and mouth now open wide

08-16-2007, 08:33 AM
but was there anyone inside?
the witches' eyes turned to the pair
who now no longer felt despair
they waited for a word or two
but all they got was a swift "adieu"
the witch she vanished from the bed
"Well, I'll be damned", our Buffy said
"What's going on"?
"The witch has gone".
The gnome he shrugged

08-16-2007, 08:50 AM
"Do you suppose this room is bugged?"
The gnome then asked our heroine.

08-17-2007, 05:21 PM
"No way, I checked, the room is clean.
But where's our pale-faced lady gone?

Oh, another rhymer!!! Hope you'll stay. :D

08-18-2007, 09:44 AM
Kitten shrugged/bugged love it :) all i could think of was drugged and mugged lol

The fading sun it shone
through the windows of the dome
upon our little gnome
who stood with Buffy, the slayer brave
whose little face was a trifle grave
"I thought the witch was the answer...
but seems she is a necromancing dancer".
"Necromancing" enquired the gnome
"Yes, she is dead and quite alone".
"And now with gloam approaching fast
we must make haste", our Buffy rasped.
"Right-ho", the gnome, he said with vigour

08-18-2007, 02:38 PM
this is fun, but it's hard to keep up with you guys!!! :D

"let's move her fast, before the rigor."
"shouldn't we just leave her here?
the situation is turning queer."
they ran to the door and flung it wide

08-18-2007, 03:03 PM
Kitten, I drove Barbara nuts because I did not know what a rhyming cuplete/couplet [doh] was [sp?]. Anyway, here we are today. Think I have the hang of it :D

You are right it is a laugh, and I now am hooked...

But this was bad, because outside
there stood a Bedouin beside a camel

08-18-2007, 03:11 PM
"I have brought you this here mammal. :rolleyes:
We need to load her with all that's vital

08-18-2007, 03:22 PM
with chocolate and a darned good rifle
because it is to the desert that we now go
with the Bedouin because he does know.
Now,gentle reader please take care

08-18-2007, 03:29 PM
and get into a comfy chair.
the journey now, it will get hairy
and, at times, a little scary.
the Bedouin, though, knows the way

08-18-2007, 07:02 PM
Boy, you're fast, the two of you! Laughed my head off (camel - mammal, my foot!) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Great, having you 'hooked'. *claps her hands with joy* This is going to be a never-ending adventure (if you stay hooked!).

And yes, Haven, it's 'couplets'. :D

But won't he lead the two astray -
considering the wicked knave
was the rotten wizard's slave?
Be prepared for mutilation

08-18-2007, 07:12 PM
LOL. Camel was a hard one!!! it was mammal or dottie hamel!!! :D :D

and yes, i am now hooked. :) but really, "mutilation"??? way to go easy on the new chick!!

the knave, in current permutation,
was willingly going to kill for sport.

08-18-2007, 07:30 PM
Believe or not, he'd been the sort
to hang a guy up by his feet
and think it was an awesome treat.
But now the wizard was deceased
was the poor knave's soul released?
Gentle reader, follow me

That better? Sorry, I wasn't aware of 'mutilation' giving any trouble. I was thinking in the line of 'salvation', 'exculpation', 'incantation', whatever. Was it the rhyme or the meaning of the word? :)

*edit* Who/what on earth is 'dottie hamel'?

08-18-2007, 07:41 PM
the knave will lead us on a spree.
Once the camel, she was loaded,

08-19-2007, 11:33 AM
with a rifle that was quite outmoded
but the chocolate it was good
the gnome and slayer's choice of food.
The Bedouin sat astride his camel
and in fact his tooth enamel
dazzled everyone in sight
Buffy stared and stared at the Bedouin's overbite
His incisors were a trifle sharp

08-19-2007, 02:49 PM
for biting steak and duck and carp.
he liked his meat, no vegan he,
like most poor knaves in history.
the more she stared,

08-19-2007, 07:19 PM
the more she glared,
she knew she'd seen that face before!
'Twas in a book of old folk lore,
and in that book his face was green -
the nephew of the toadstool queen!
The wizard must have given him

08-20-2007, 07:02 AM
the ability to learn to swim.
The chlorine bleached his skin from green
and left him with a creepy sheen.
The more she stared, she came to know
the Bedouin would have to go.
The sheen reflects the sun too much,

08-20-2007, 08:08 AM
oh dear, she felt a little out of touch.
The Bedouin's eyes stared back at her
the world was now a total blur.
The gnome on seeing our Buffy's distress

08-20-2007, 09:04 AM
now put her to a final test.
"Miss Buffy." now the gnome did say,
"we cannot travel through this day.
Once night does fall, we'll try again."

08-21-2007, 10:40 AM
she smiled at him and said "Amen".
"Let's pitch the tent," said our heroine
and shouted to the Bedouin
"We're stopping here"
"The night draws near"
The Bedouin looked a trifle startled

08-21-2007, 11:10 AM
The message had been clearly garbled.
"Tis night already? I could not tell.
Since the accident, my sights been hell."
"What happened to you?" our Buffy cried.
She had noticed that his eyes looked fried.
"It causes no pain" the Bedouin stated,

08-22-2007, 01:46 PM
It is genetic, I am fated
to have these fried eyes of green
but truly they're not all they seem".
At this statement, Buffy shuddered

08-22-2007, 01:55 PM
hoping that her toast was buttered.
she knew that she must find some food
traveling hungry would dampen her mood.
the fried green eyes of the Bedouin, however,
made her know that she must never
take her precious sight for granted

08-24-2007, 05:57 PM
She'd test him! Would he be enchanted
if she belly-danced for him?
She was beautiful and slim.
Men could not resist her dance!
Yes, that was the only chance
to find out if he was blind

08-28-2007, 11:37 AM
and help our Buffy out of her bind.
so dance she did, with all her might.
and kept it going all into the night.
Unlike most men, the Bedouin languished.
"He must be blind!!" our Buffy anguished.
Now what do I do to get out of this mess?

08-28-2007, 01:03 PM
In the pocket of her dress
was a knife
with which to take a life.
The Bedouin could not see her dance
and so she had not other chance
she must throw the knife
snuff out his life
and rid the world of the evil foe
and lay the toadstool queen's son low
she stopped her dance
and stood entranced
at this most recent turn of fate

Hey kitten love the new avatar and the bit about fountain of knowledge nice :)

08-28-2007, 02:00 PM
Thanks Haven. :)

how much longer would she have to wait?
She wanted to run, she wanted to flee,
but knowing the Bedouin could not see
awakened in her an unknown feeling
could she kill this man who had been stealing?
would that make her just as evil?

08-30-2007, 12:29 PM
no, indeed, it would be no worse than killing a weevil [ouch]
And after all she was a slayer
and this is why the people paid her
Go forth a cleanse
and make amends
for toadstool queens
and Bedouins green
Our Buffy felt the blade of steel

08-30-2007, 02:12 PM
and involuntarily gave a squeal
as she flung the blade away
towards the evil one. "I pray
I've done a noble thing
and now to celebrate and sing!"
But wait! it seems there's something else

08-31-2007, 01:33 PM
Not sure about this ...:confused:

From the ground the sound of bells
And a giant pumkin rose
And out stepped a frog with bows
" Madam," he said with a flourish

08-31-2007, 05:24 PM
Evening all :)

Going on hols to Spain tomorow so will catch up when I get back. Welcome Nightshade. Cheers on 'flourish' lol. See u Kitten and Barbara ;) Okay into the fray lol

If you want to take some nourish
before you go forth to slay
Buffy may I just say
a healthy diet...

see you on the 9th Sept ;)

08-31-2007, 06:38 PM
Welcome, Nightshade! Hope you'll get hooked, too! :D

I envy you, Haven! Have a good time, get some tan, have a Margarita for me (or whatever you prefer ...) :lol:

Please, just try it!
Come on, eat it!
And then beat it!"
Buffy, thinking of her quest

09-01-2007, 06:24 PM
Was returning West;
McDonalds was yummy,
But too much for her tummy.
So smoking was the pot-
Balanced diet or not.
And yet, had she known
What damage would be done,
She would never have gone
To the West dungeons
Of junks called food....

Grudges removed, barbara? :p

09-01-2007, 06:38 PM
No grudges felt, symphony!

I knew you could do it! :thumbs_up

and people were rude
as Buffy put on pound by pound,
her butt and hips and cheeks got round
forgotten were her quest and friends -
is this where her adventure ends?
But no, now help was under way

09-01-2007, 06:39 PM
i hope haven has a wonderful time in Spain. and good to see you again barbara!! :)

it sustained her mood.
Our Buffy, she began to walk
she decided that someone must talk.
with killing and now eating junk
she had dropped into a severe funk.
all she ever hoped for was
love and joy, and now because
she didn't know what else to do,

dang! great minds think alike barbara!!

i'll build on yours. :)

But no, now help was under way
there goes the tubby, some folks would say.
Our Buffy made her way to trainers
who worked her out, some said "no brainers!" (sorry)
After some months our Buffy returned,

09-01-2007, 06:42 PM
Oops, we posted simultaneously. How do we get out of that, now?

(Was a bit tired the last few days so I didn't feel like rhyming, couldn't think of anything, but read all the great rhymes you and Haven produced.:D )

09-01-2007, 06:44 PM
i hope haven has a wonderful time in Spain. and good to see you again barbara!! :)

it sustained her mood.
Our Buffy, she began to walk
she decided that someone must talk.
with killing and now eating junk
she had dropped into a severe funk.
all she ever hoped for was
love and joy, and now because
she didn't know what else to do,

dang! great minds think alike barbara!!

i'll build on yours. :)

*chuckles* I like that! (The 'great minds', I mean) :D If I weren't so damn slow typing!

09-01-2007, 06:45 PM
i edited mine by adding to yours. (i liked yours better!!)


09-01-2007, 06:54 PM
After some months our Buffy returned,
Tired and panting, with stomach churned,
Delicious foods appealing to her
Like eternal heavens locked forever!
Poor old Buffy has had a hard time
Her fate too cruel to put into this rhyme;
Buffy, however, has not given way
She still can fight, still knows how to stay,
And so it was that she became slim...

09-01-2007, 06:57 PM
I feel honoured. :blush:

'No brainers' OMG:lol: :lol: :lol:

a slender figure, which she'd earned
with sweat and tears, no doubt about it,

Edit: It's happened again. No sloppiness here, at the moment! :D
But I'm definitely off to bed now. I suggest going with symphony. :)

09-01-2007, 07:05 PM
yeah its about time i get some sleep too :D already time to get up by now though, a little nap cant hurt! :p

09-01-2007, 07:17 PM
and so it was that she became slim
more than her body was toned in the gym.
with her new bod, she became stronger
and the searching began, the path became longer.
she was not convinced she still wanted to fight,

09-02-2007, 05:40 PM
Once, in the small hours of the night
she suddenly woke with a start,
opened her eyes and saw a part
of a figure, black and small
cast a shadow on the wall.
'Alarm' flashed her internal screen,
her body pumped adrenalin
in all her cells; now, far from slack,
Buffy's old spirit was right back!
The gnome, who'd hidden in the dark,
berated her, 'My dear girl, hark!
Our quest, it is not over yet!

09-04-2007, 09:35 AM
We must move forward, and go to get
the treasure we sought for so long awaits
10 miles yonder behind the gates.'
Our Buffy, however, sighed and said
'I'm so tired, Sir Gnome, my eyes are red'
But the Gnome would have none of that!

09-05-2007, 04:12 PM
"Fie, girl! Wake up!" he cried and spat.
Boy, was he angry, flaring mad!
With all the energy he had
he jumped and cried, an absurd figure,
and the poor girl began to snigger
until at last she laughed out loud

09-06-2007, 10:21 AM
and then the sun went behind a cloud.
The atmosphere became very cold,
and Buffy, she became very bold.
"Gnome, you vile little creature,
with countenance green and ugly feature,
how dare you take that tone with me!?"

09-06-2007, 05:43 PM
The gnome said humbly, "I agree.
But your eyes are fiery now,
there's the old spirit on your brow!
So let's be off, look for the gold
guarded by creatures, I am told,
so evil, hideous and mean
that Dracula himself would scream.
Ah, your eyes sparkle with delight!

09-07-2007, 08:42 AM
Come now Buffy, let's take flight."
Our heroine, she acquiesced,
even though she'd had not rest.
The Gnome and Buffy did set out
in search of treasure. They had no doubt
the trek would be hard.

09-10-2007, 05:20 PM
the trek would be hard,
the fun might be marred
by sights unspeakably gruesome.
The two of them had, it is true, some
slight qualms deep down in the subconscious.
Their decision was surely momentous.
The flying cloak carried them fast

09-11-2007, 12:25 PM
And yonder in the distant mists was a castle at last!
This must be the place where the gold is hidden
"Come now gnome and do as you are bidden"
Buffy held the gnome's ears
so that she could steer
them toward the castle walls
which were topped by golden balls
that glittered softly in the fading glow of the sun

09-11-2007, 06:55 PM
Good to have you back, Haven! Hope you had a great time.

Below they saw small creatures run
to and fro on spidery legs.
The gnome said, "Those are Horripegs.
Be careful not to get too close
lest you might get a fatal dose
of their venom. Hurts like hell!
For I know whoever fell
victim felt like burning, torn,
wishing they'd never been born.
But look, there is my friend, the Raven!
He will show us a safe haven."
The Raven, sitting on a tree

Ha, I did it at last, Haven! And now it's Kitten's turn. Let's see how long that takes ...

09-11-2007, 07:53 PM
Welcome back Haven! but wait. barbara, what am i supposed to do? :eek:

The Raven, sitting on a tree
looked at the Gnome and said "You see
Barbara over there in the corner,
reading to Horripegs "little jack horner"?
Buffy is her long lost sister
and now, she is showing them Twister." :lol: :blush:
Buffy and the Gnome looked at the Raven.
"What are you saying? Are you so craven
that you would send us in there to our deaths

09-12-2007, 07:03 AM
Hi Barbara, hi Kitten !! Thanks for the welcome. :). fab holiday.
And Barbara you got me in there raven/haven ;) and Kitten got your name in too!! :lol:

we may as well just drink some meths :blush:
the raven he looked afronted
he ruffled his feathers and then he grunted
Horripegs will bother you not
because in my nest I have got
a magic spell
that will protect you well
come, fly this way towards my nest

09-12-2007, 04:30 PM
and you can put it to the test.
This spell will give you great strong legs
to get you through the Horripegs.
go right beyond where Barbara sits,
and look for the door that this key fits.
The raven handed them a key

09-12-2007, 04:57 PM
How nice! Now I'm in there, too, just because of a little misunderstanding. :lol:
I actually meant it was my turn to put you in, kitten! :lol: But I'm happy you did it. And now it's my turn. Here goes:

And so they left the Raven's tree;
they found the door, unlocked it soon,
and what she saw made Buffy swoon.
She was completely struck and smitten
because the cutest little kitten
on a cushion sat enthroned

Ta dah!

09-12-2007, 06:20 PM
and it was chewing on a bone
that looked distinctly like a femur
but Buffy knew she was a dreamer
the kitten yawned :yawnb: it said hello
and Buffy said "well i'll be blowed"
"here is a kitten on a throne and also one who speaks!"
"some secrets she must leak!"
"Tell us of my lost sister, Barbara, sweet kitten".

09-12-2007, 07:43 PM
oy! the pressure!!! (blowed!!! :lol: )

Well, Miss Buffy, it has been written
that Barbara has been sent to help."
Sweet kitten said, then gave a yelp.
"but first I must remove this bone,
I prefer big ice cream cones!" :lol:
Barbara and her good friend Haven,
who, by the way, is a great maven
when it comes to fighting battles

09-13-2007, 01:22 PM
she slashes her foes and makes them rattle.
The kitten stretched and licked her cone
and then she gave a little moan
"Oh, Buffy what I have to say
may well cause you some dismay
Your sister Barbara, sad but true
she has come down with gastric 'flu.
Some Pepto Bismal
would help her stop feeling so dismal"
Buffy quickly rummaged in her bag

09-13-2007, 07:51 PM
and pulled out a plastic bag.
in the bag were Barbara's meds
which helped her stay out of bed.
Kitten, she said, please get these to her
but dn't get too close, she's alergic to fur.
Kitten looked at Buffy with a sneer

09-14-2007, 06:47 PM
And haughtily it said, "My dear,
why don't you move your own butt there?
She's your own sister, so it's fair.
Ah, you're afraid of Horripegs?
Here's magic ointment for your legs.
And now get going if you please

09-15-2007, 01:30 PM
(Hope, tis right, luv)

Sight of a Dragon made her weak in the knees,
But he gave her a smile, and vanished in a puff of sulfurous smoke.
There stood a young gentleman, a loquacious bloke,
Who introduced himself in a rich British baritone:
"Sorry to startle you like that, I'm David Pendragon, heir to Arthur's throne,
But at times I must walk the earth as a fire-breathing dragon.

09-15-2007, 06:58 PM
Ah, we feel honoured that such a noble character has entered our story!

BTW, bringing in the poster's names was originally just a side-issue, you don't have to do that all the time. But it's nice to have a new character now!

To Kitten: Good thing you made Haven a character. I didn't think of that. :D

But at times I must walk the earth as a fire-breathing dragon."
Buffy stuttered, "Nice to meet you" in love-agon-
y, "Er, let me introduce my sister,
Ba - " but he kissed her.
"Uh", she thought, "what a tongue-twister!
If he goes on I'll have a blister
on my tongue!
What a gung-
ho brazen beau!
And he's so
really handsome, glamorous,
and I'm amorous!"
But she saw her sister was in pain

09-16-2007, 01:07 PM
and shrugged off her desires with some disdain
this was no time for amourous feelings
what Barbara needed was these potato peelings
they'd sort her tum in double quick time
her friend the gnome had applied the bag of slime
which kitten had said would protect their legs
from the fearsome Horripegs
With Raven's spell as back up too
"come on, let's go before this goo
dries on our legs and we are stuck
forever with this awful muck".
The gnome nodded at his brave slayer friend
and forward they ventured to defend
all that was good within the realm
Buffy, nonetheless, felt a trifle underwhelmed.
But then she brightened
her face it lightened
Haven the maven was a font of knowledge
so long as you fed her lots of porridge :blush:
The maven's beruf [Barbara little attempt at German, tricky word beruf tho kind of ambiguous]
was to discover the truth
Buffy and the gnome imbued with magical potions

09-17-2007, 08:03 AM
decided not to just go thru the motions.
They took off running towards their goal.
but right before Barbara, there was a hole.
Hidden as it was, beneath a mat
neither saw it; Buffy fell flat.
The gnome just missed the hole by inches.
Good thing, he thought, this hat, it pinches.
If I had fallen in that abyss
no one would know that something's amiss.
Now I can run to find aid for Buffy...

09-17-2007, 09:53 AM
But a gravelly voice said, "Hold, little fluffy!"
The Dragon was back and with his enormous size,
Had little trouble in reaching into the hole and reclaiming Barbie as his prize.
He sniffed the air with a vexed expression.
"Some fool has been nattering around with magical equation.
Good show I was about, for the practice of the Black Arts,
Can never be hidden from one with dragon blood in 'is 'eart."
But Barbara and the Gnome had already scooted,
Since either man or Dragon, Pendragon talked too much, they booted
And left the big lizard to talk to himself...

09-17-2007, 05:30 PM
Haven, I loved your 'little attempt at German'! Thanks! (At first I thought, 'Hm, what English word is that supposed to be?' and was already going to look it up when I saw your explanation. :D ) Do you speak/learn German?

Unto the dragon came an elf,
nudged him and said, "To make this clear -
Barbie fell in there yesteryear.
Just now 'twas Buffy, sweet and fair,
who plunged her excellent frame in there."
"Er, what - she's still - but whom did I --?"
"You are confused, sir. By the by,
It seems you drank Kitten's love potion,
which contains a magic lotion
that confuses mind and time

09-18-2007, 11:00 AM
"Soft a momement." Said the Dragon "It has been long syne
Any magic could touch the Dragon race,
Yet, ye, good Elf, dare stand and tell me to my face,
That I have somehow been bewildered and bewitched?
T'would have had to have been when to motal form I switched.
Yet all be not lost, fair one of Lothlórien,
The Dragon's book is older than the Necronomicon
I'll just reach through the ether and fetch it to me...

09-18-2007, 12:34 PM
No study French Barbara, 'beruf' picked up from students studying German ;)

"the mists of this land will not let thee
dragonlore is locked from this land
by a wizard who is grand
he did decree
on a magic spree
that only native magic is allowed
and this I am afraid he vowed."
The dragon fumed
and fire he spumed.
The elf was singed
and felt impinged
by this huge creature of mythology and lore
but the elf she knew that if the dragon did soar
above the clouds
that formed a shroud
he might be able
to turn the table
on the ban of magical imports

09-18-2007, 05:55 PM
The dragon sobered soon, of sorts,
and made a plan
to lift the ban.
He felt his hot blood rising.
The elf was analyzing
the situation and said, "Sir,
I surely don't want to deter
you from liberating us,
and I don't want to make a fuss
but the poor girl there in that hole

09-20-2007, 07:57 AM
by now she probably thinks she is a mole!"
But at that very moment in time
Our Buffy rose from out the slime
In her hand she held a cell phone
The slimey phone glistened like a bone
Magical incantations were being transmitted
though the phone which somehow fitted
this 21st century fairy tale :)

09-20-2007, 06:04 PM
Sure, I loved that. :lol: Let's introduce magic computers soon! :D

And the elf's pink face grew pale.
"Drop that phone! The incantations
and the magic radiations
will turn you into -" bang - pop - crack -
"a hog and you may ne'er turn back!"
Alas, too late, the damage done!

09-21-2007, 05:13 PM
The Elf turned to the Dragon and said "See what you've done!
Now Buffy's turned into an hog by your interferance!
And I suppose you will do nothing now to-- dash it, what's the difference?
You cannot work that magic phone with claws, and I fear to try--"
A rush of wind in the air and David Pendragon said "Oh, but I
Can fit my fingers round the phone, and besides, I am half-fey.
Shall I dail up the Book of Dragon Spells, Good Elf, what do ye say?"
The Elf shivered at the cold white phone...

09-25-2007, 06:00 AM
"there is no option," she did moan
The dragon dialled, and in a jiff
whilst toking on a giant spliff
he found the spell
and cast it well
returning Buffy's shape and form
no longer a hog but girl shape norm.
At just this moment, out of the mist
there came a form of coloured gases that twist
Was Haven the maven
who looked a trifle graven
"Ready yourselves, all you who would fight evil.
I bring you tidings of those who would bedevil.
Bringing havoc and mayhem in their wake...

09-26-2007, 07:27 PM
and our liberty's at stake!"
"Where shall we start, what can we do?
And tell me, is it really true
what the voice of Ron the Dog
told me while I was a hog?"
"Ron the Dog?" asked Pen. "My dear,
when he speaketh, peril's near!
What were his words? What did he say?"
And Buffy, tearful, in dismay,
replied, "Bad Wizard Kadabra
kidnapped my sister Barbara.
Poor dear, with her bad indigestion!
Sir Pen, say, what is your suggestion?
You, sir, are an experienced knight

09-27-2007, 11:31 AM
"Well, not to brag about but of course you are right.
I am the Last Son of Camelot, of Arthur's own blood.
And well I know, that is hard to be understood--
But The King is not dead, but in Avalon lies asleep,
And the craft of Auntie Morgan Le Fey is quite deep.
So she hath assured that the King hath descendants,
If the sleeping should hold and he never gain indpendence.
And who were the mother's of Arthur's sons?
The Fey, of course, that dwell there in fair Avalon.
A Knight I am, and yet a Dragon as well--
Which, think ye, would best fight of this vile spell?
Exactly what did Ron the Dog, of Garm's blood, have further to say?"


09-27-2007, 06:32 PM
That noble knight will be very helpful, Pen!
Just a short one for today (er, poem, not knight):

Kadabra took her all the way
to the Castle of Vile Charms!
Let's go, quick, before he harms
my sister, found and lost again

10-01-2007, 12:10 PM
"Kadabra's castle is a den
of mazes filled with devilish creatures
and one of its most amazing features
are the mirrors on the walls
that hold the viewer in a thrall
from which there is no escape
So dearest gnome, extend your magic cape
to cover the eyes of your fellow travellers
so that we do not become Dyonic revellers
Buffy, the gnome, Pen and Haven

10-02-2007, 01:04 PM
"Fie! This Kadabra be a coward craven!
Hold with that cloak for just a mo'
I shall have to change to meet this foe!"
The bright crimson light caught them by surprise,
And the dragon was back before their eyes.
"Ye see, the mirror spell a wicked one is,
Yet Dragon's possess an inner clear eye-lid.
One cannot be dragged in by one's reflection,
If one views it somehow via protection.
And one of us must have eyes that may behold,
The others must go in only with a blindfold.
Now, good Gnome, ready with thy cloak?"

10-03-2007, 08:47 AM
the gnome shook his cloak the colour of smoke
over his companions
who noted is smelled slightly of onions
The magic cloak whisked them into the air
in the wake of the dragon, who guided them there
towards the wall of the castle where Kadabra did dwell
in an heroic attempt to deliver Barbara from her living hell.
The dragon announced that the castle was in sight

10-03-2007, 12:01 PM
"Tis black and ill-favored, like a pumpkin gone to blight!"
"Just what Ron the Dog described." Buffy said,
Haven cried, "Ah, what an ordor! Like something dead!"
The Gnome spoke from the folds of the cloak,
"Can you waft that away, Pendragon, e're we all choke?"
The wings of the dragons sent the foul gas away,
But the Dragon's keen eye saw a blue flame light right away.
"I fear that in so doing I have set off some sort of alarm...

10-05-2007, 06:20 PM
He hadn't even ended when suddenly a swarm
of hideous black locusts came angrily humming.
The eerie noise and vibrations were numbing,
so much so the gnome went into a flat spin,
his vestibular organ could not stand the din.
But Kamikaze-like Pen dove down steep -
a technique he was able to do in his sleep -
so he caught the poor gnome, who'd been tumbling down

10-05-2007, 07:04 PM
"Duck quick under my flame! Thesr Locust's are going to burn the town!"
The Dragon's own fiery breath sent the insects into cinders,
Raining down on the castle in tiny black splinters.
“That won’t be the last attacks!” came Buffy’s voice from the cape,
Kadabra isn’t going to just let us escape!”
All of the frames in the castle suddenly turned into mirrors,
And in some of them prisoners twisted in their terrors.
“Keep your eyes adverted and look not at the East at all!
I’m going to set you down here, so you may hide neath this wall!
Let us see if Kadabra’s mirror-traps can stand up to Dragon Sonics!”

10-07-2007, 05:48 PM
Ahh, you gave me a hard time with that line, Pen :D because
1. I'm not familiar with Dragon Sonics
2. I didn't want to introduce electronics into the wizard's castle.

Meanwhile Kadabra in his room mixed some magic gin and tonics
for himself and his acolytes,
a bunch of vicious, spiteful sprites.
They downed the drink to gather strength,
were making merry when at length
they heard a thunderous, deafening sound,
most sprites were smitten to the ground
'cause when Pen roared, mouth open wide,
the mirrors crack'd from side to side. (couldn't resist that one)
Our friends now left their hiding place

10-08-2007, 12:15 PM
Gin and tonics ;)

The four of them stood face to face
Against Kadabra, wizard foul
whose magic had captured Barbara's soul
Behind him on a glittering throne
Buffy's sister Babara was lying prone
her eyelids fluttered as though she dreamed
of fearsome nightmares, in which she screamed
The wizard Kadabra, magic staff in hand

10-12-2007, 06:47 PM
half deaf and tipsy, like his band
of evil spirits, staggered to-
wards the dragon, shouting, "You -
you m-mean, deceitful, l-loathsome beast!
Look what you've d-done! You should at least
make your insurance pay for d-damage!
Or I'll t-transform you 'nto a s-san'wich.
Should it be ch-cheese or ham? You choose!

10-16-2007, 09:49 AM
And the Dragon yawned. "Is that you talking or the booze?
You know full well you stupid little "magic man"
That against a Dragon you aren't worth sand!
In fact, why don't we just see if you crystalize,
Within my flame or just simply carbonize?"
"No, no! Take your friends and be gone, I pray!
I restore your friends and you have won the day!"
So Pen the Dragon loaded them all upon his broad back...

10-16-2007, 10:06 AM
and batted his wings and was gone with a whack
away he flew with his back full of chattering souls....

(a random one without reading all the above ones again! i'm so lazy :lol: forgive me if i'm killing the flow of the story...)

10-23-2007, 04:30 PM
and batted his wings and was gone with a whack
away he flew with his back full of chattering souls....

(a random one without reading all the above ones again! i'm so lazy :lol: forgive me if i'm killing the flow of the story...)

Not at all, symphony, you're always welcome. ;)

who neither knew nor cared 'for whom the bell tolls',
Buffy and Barbara hugging each other,
laughing and crying they told one another
their adventures and how they suffered and fought
when suddenly Buffy looked down and stopped short.
At the top of her voice Buffy shouted now, trying
to catch Pen's attention, "Say, where are we flying?"
And Haven
the Raven
the wonderful maven
answered, "We're flying to Sir Pen's home,
where werewolves and zombies and vampires roam.
He can cope with the former, but the latter make trouble,
and he needs some help to reduce them to rubble.
That's why in the first place he came looking for you

>>> As you see I put in some Hemingway. :D Should we try to put in some more titles of novels or poems? Not in every post, of course, just when it fits or rhymes. What do you think?

10-24-2007, 09:56 AM
"Well, I wouldn't have problems at all if they couldn't shape-shift! Foo!
Dragonfire will destroy almost any sort of evil being,
But even fire cannot burn mist or nor corporal-beings.
If I catch them before the transformation
Instantaneous cremation!
But they melt alway into motes into mists and thin air,
And even my Dragon-site can find them no where.
Yet Raven's have powers of second sight more powerful than my own:"

10-28-2007, 05:01 PM
"I''ll help you, sir, but not alone,"
quoth Haven
the Raven,
"You're confused.
It's this young lady you're looking for,
a girl whose talents we adore.
She's the answer to your prayer:
young Buffy the Vampire Slayer!"
Young Buffy had the grace to blush

10-29-2007, 09:23 AM
"Goodness, Haven, cannot you shush?
But it is the truth at that, good Pen--
A Vampire Slayer I am, and have always been.
If Haven
The Raven
Can spot them for us twain,
Between the two of us, they'll be slain!
I have my crossbow and stakes right here,
And that flame of yours for mop-up, if the shot is clear."
"There's silver in that pack under my left wing...

10-29-2007, 07:00 PM
"Take it or leave it but it'll do just the thing
why mot make some silver bullets or arrows....

(Like Symphony said, forgive me if I'm off track on the story)

10-31-2007, 06:37 PM
"Take it or leave it but it'll do just the thing
why mot make some silver bullets or arrows....

(Like Symphony said, forgive me if I'm off track on the story)

Welcome, Adorero Dio! Never mind being "off track", we'll cope! :D But I do recommend reading bits of the thread "Just for Kicks and Giggles" :lol:

which we will hide in unsuspicious vegetable barrows
and off we go like farmers to the market place

11-07-2007, 12:35 PM
It was definitly time to up the pace.
The dragon and raven flew side by side
for the others on Pen's back it was quite a ride.
In the misty Welsh mountains a castle appeared
And oh gentle reader, it was just as we feared...
Zombies and werewolves prowled the grounds
and vampires swooped skyward, around and around
the turretts and ramparts of the great dragon's home

Hi All,
Back after a bit of an absence... hope to be more online studies permitting :)

11-12-2007, 06:03 PM
Looking forward to the story going on now! :)

"Ah, this was a place where sweet fairies would roam!
The vermin abused her and murdered their queen
committing atrocities you've never seen
and seeing I was helpless were mocking me, too!
But now that is over - they're not up to you!"
Thus spoke the dragon and looked with affection
at Buffy, whose fair alabaster complexion
suddenly turned somewhat darker in hue

11-13-2007, 10:50 AM
"Right. I take the werewolves and zombies, love. The Vampire's are up to you!"
"Why do you think we were making these silver arrows?" Barbara piped up,
"We'll handle the werewolves ourselves, burn those old zombies up!"
So our company leaped from the great Dragon's back,
Split in to three parties and went on the attack.
The smell of roasted zombie lay thick in the air,
And the howl of the werewolves resounded everywhere.
And Buffy stalked through the turmoil her eyes glinting bright,
And many were the vampires she destroyed that night,
Finally their enimies came down to just three--
The Vampire King, The Werewolf King, a giant Zombie--
And to make matters worse the undying Frankenstein's monster stepped into sight...

11-13-2007, 12:59 PM
"...Finally their enimies came down to just three--
The Vampire King, The Werewolf King, a giant Zombie--...

That bit made me howl, Pen....

And to make matters worse the undying Frankenstein's monster stepped into sight
Our heroes took stock of this quadrupled might
The King of all vampires bared his fangs in a smile
that would have made most folks run for a mile
But Buffy our Slayer took aim with her arrow
and let off a shot that went right through his marrow :blush:
The arrow of silver was made for this task
It did its job neatly, which is all one could ask.
The King of the Vampires was now turned to dust
and the smell of his remains, smelled something like musk.
Cooked to perefection the werewolf was broiled
The dragon had made sure the meat was not spoiled...

Buffy glanced to her right
and saw that a fight
A magnficient one

11-13-2007, 09:40 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: Very funny, Pen and Haven! Laughed so hard my computer screen almost burst.

a magnificent one
was just going on.
The giant Zombie was confused
because the gnome, who fought him, used
that cloak which did conceal his figure.
Inside the fiend that pulled a trigger,
he groped around, hit here and there
but could not find him anywhere
who dared attack him armed with magic.
The Zombie's fate, you see, was tragic.
His brain cells (twelve was all he needed)
announced, "Capacity exceeded,
all data erased."
The giant looked amazed,
then empty and void, and vacant and silly.
He pushed off as peaceful as old Auntie Milly
and henceforth thought he was a teddy bear

11-14-2007, 07:11 AM
and henceforth thought he was a teddybear
In a corner of the courtyard just sitting in a chair
was Frankenstein's monster who appeared to be smiling
in fact strange enough, he looked quite beguiling
The monster was smitten with Barbara you see
And Haven [still a raven] who sat in a tree
Saw that Barbara appeared to be similarly minded

11-14-2007, 11:10 AM
And when the monster smiled with huge whitened teeth, they all were nigh blinded.
He was not such a bad looking chap after all,
Dark, true and scarred a bit, but hansome and tall.
"I have lived a long time." He explained to Pendragon,
"And old Frankenstein didn't fall off any old turnip wagon.
"With the experences I've had, I figured I'd best be splurging
"Gold I had dug up in the Klondike on a good Plastic Surgeon.
"He did a fine job on me, though he could remove all, don't you think?"

11-17-2007, 02:59 PM
"He did a fine job on me, though he could remove all, don't you think?"
Our heroes thought mostly, they could do with a drink...
So where did this leave them our glorious five?
The uber vamp and werewolf were no longer 'alive'
Apparently the monster of Frankenstien's dark lab
we interested in Barbara and making a stab
for the fair maiden's affections
which needed little detection

Buffy the Slayer, took a quick glance around
if you remeber faithful reader at the outset we found
dear Buffy in bed with her intended one
she was saved from his fangs by the little green one
yes the Gnome he was mounting the parapet steps
he knew that within were the legendry stones that wept
But one stone in particular was the face of a man...

12-29-2007, 03:13 PM
But one stone in particular was the face of a man...
and when he was alive, his name was Stan.
Stan and the Gnome looked at each other
The Gnome said to Stan "Can I help you, brother?"
Stan said to the Gnome...
What's taken you so long?
The Gnome rolled his eyes
and Stan thought it wise
to move on with the quest
and said to his guest...
Yes, there is something you can do
then I'll give you a clue
But first I require

12-29-2007, 09:15 PM
How wonderful to have you back, Haven! How have you been?

but first I require
before you retire
to make me a man
It's not easy to do
but I know that you
and your friends will be able
to give me a stable
and pleasant, intelligent, human shape.
You must find that ape,
that evil creature that once took
from me the eternal Book
of Wisdom, which will tell you right
how to save me from my plight.
But beware, the creature's vicious

01-29-2008, 01:17 PM
Hi Barbara and all fellow rhymers [too busy for words literally ...;) ]

He will think you quite delicious
But this ape has a weakness
and has a love of all that is sweeteness
Stan squinted through the gloom
and in a voice ridden with doom
said Barbara and Buffy must be the bait...

01-29-2008, 07:09 PM
Good to see you, Haven! Hope life's not too stressful for you. :)

But Frankenstein's monster hollered, "Wait!
I'll never let that happen, no!
I insist you do not throw
this lady to an apeish spectre.
You know that no one could protect her
from being eaten by that brute!
Just look at her now! Ain't she cute?!"
When Barbara caught his amorous glance ...

01-31-2008, 01:17 PM
Hi Barbara... not stressed just busy, but good to get back on Lit ;)

Our Buffy she did look askance
She knew that once again her time had come
and from her legacy, she could not run
"Okay, I know what I must do
I must free Stan I know tis true
The fiendish ape I will find
but only with the help of a master-mind!"
Haven the maven, made a gentle sound

02-02-2008, 05:17 PM
Yep, LitNet is highly addictive, I'm afraid. :)

... and when Buffy turned around
she met the raven's wizard eyes
so brave, affectionate, and wise
she knew that bird could be her guide
as - having travelled far and wide -
the raven would, magic-empowered,
see that she would not be devoured.
To gnome and bird she said, "Let's go!

02-08-2008, 12:04 PM
and Stan don't worry about our foe
We will return with that there book
and once again you will look
like the man that you once were

02-11-2008, 06:57 PM
And Barbara, embracing her
sister, took an amulet,
"It will protect you if you get
in trouble or in danger, dear.
Don't lose it, always keep it near
the slender wrist of your right arm.
Then it will be a powerful charm."
And as they stood beneath the cloak,
you heard the amorous monster croak,
"Don't go, dear Buffy, you will miss
our wedding, little sis'."
He saw the magic item soar -
they could not hear him any more.
It took them to an area
in bitter cold Antarctica.
A crowd of penguins stood in awe

02-28-2008, 12:41 PM
Hi Barbara !! Hope all is well :)
A crowd of penguins stood in awe
as though it were an eternal thaw
because on the ice
there appeared three large mice
but wait said King Penguin, is that not a girl?

03-15-2008, 07:09 PM
Hi Haven! Was ill, but now all's well again. Hope you're all right. :)

But wait, said King Penguin, is that not a girl?
The one with the hair of golden curl?
And there's a strange aura, we're under the sway
of that powerful bracelet of the Great Touralet!
Oh fall on your knees, dear subjects of mine,
and let us all worship the envoy divine! --
Now some may object that penguins can not
fall down on their knees because they haven't got
any to fall on (unless it's a disorder).
But I know that's what happened - don't blame the recorder. --
At last old King Penguin lifted his head