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BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (40-41) SONNETS #42-49 of 154 (50-57)
INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODE #11 (1.11)
"Invisible Girl"
ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE):
The one where Buffy
fights an invisible girl ...
(Ignored, she vanished.)

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

Sonnetizing BtVS#11 "INVISIBLE GIRL" (for Tea Time in L.A. #22)
Sonnets #42-43

ORIGINALLY POSTED AT (UPN) WWW.BUFFY.COM ... BEFORE ALL FORUMS WERE DELETED 9/19/02 ...
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Rhetorical Verse (in Shakespearean sonnet form) about BtVS#11
"INVISIBLE GIRL"

Posted by: forensicpoetry - Apr 15, 2002, 10:15 AM

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNETS #042-049 of 154
VISIBLE CRUELTY

rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form
(an 8-sonnet sequence)

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{BVS_042_01.01} THE QUALITY OF BEAUTY is much strained

{BVS_042_01.02} when artists stretch beyond their competence

{BVS_042_01.03} to capture the complexity contained

{BVS_042_01.04} in social interaction's violence.

 
{BVS_042_01.05} IN PREHISTORIC DAYS, the shunned would die.

{BVS_042_01.06} (Except for Ayla,{CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR} |

who could stand alone

{BVS_042_01.07} without the tribe.) No need to crucify:

{BVS_042_01.08} There was no pizza shop the cursed could phone.

 
{BVS_042_01.09} If excommunicated, YOU WOULD STARVE.

{BVS_042_01.10} IF NO ONE LISTENED to your pleading voice.

{BVS_042_01.11} When tribal eyes REFUSED TO LOOK, they carve

{BVS_042_01.12} you from what's life itself. No second choice.

 
{BVS_042_01.13} BUT DO NOT LOOK TO HOLLYWOOD TO LEARN

{BVS_042_01.14} what, first-hand, "the unpopular" discern.


{2}

{BVS_043_02.01} YOU SAY: "OLD HIST'RY. Now the world has changed.

{BVS_043_02.02} If school tribes shut you out, that's just a game

{BVS_043_02.03} that soon will fade -- UNLESS you are deranged

{BVS_043_02.04} enough to care enough to kill and maim . . .

 
{BVS_043_02.05} . . . the ones who choose |

to never see your face,"

{BVS_043_02.06} OR, "better yet," who choose to take the time

{BVS_043_02.07} to fire word paint-balls -- |

mark you for disgrace.

{BVS_043_02.08} With words and silence girl-slights are "sublime."

 
{BVS_043_02.09} They stand in "huddles" giving others "deaths" --

{BVS_043_02.10} those with'ring stares of condescension meant

{BVS_043_02.11} to say "we will not deign to waste our breaths

{BVS_043_02.12} on worthless nothings. STAY OUT OF OUR TENT!"

 
{BVS_043_02.13} Exclusion that the popular enforce

{BVS_043_02.14} on "others." What "the cool" teach in their course.


{3}

{BVS_044_03.01} WHICH BRINGS US TO OUR BUFFY EPISODE:

{BVS_044_03.02} Already shown in BOLD-CAPS prev'ously,

{BVS_044_03.03} the message written by the girl -- "in code,"

{BVS_044_03.04} thought Willow -- but quite plain for you and me.

 
{BVS_044_03.05} We in the audience have seen her past.

{BVS_044_03.06} THE GIRL who only sought to bring her soul

{BVS_044_03.07} into communion found herself out-caste

{BVS_044_03.08} where "mean-girls" hold the damned remote-control . . .

 
{BVS_044_03.09} . . . of school-wide ratings of who's in and out.

{BVS_044_03.10} The writers stacked her deck to make it worse.

{BVS_044_03.11} Not even teachers saw her high hand shout,

{BVS_044_03.12} "oh please just call on me." |

   It was her curse . . .

 
{BVS_044_03.13} . . . to end up in an ep with no bad vamp:

{BVS_044_03.14} Well, someone must play LOSER to our champ.


{4}

{BVS_045_04.01} AND SO ANOTHER "CRAZY LOSER" TALE'S

{BVS_045_04.02} transmitted to a world that "knows it cold."

{BVS_045_04.03} The ones who suffer ... each sad one who fails

{BVS_045_04.04} to find their place in high school, so we're told, ...

 
{BVS_045_04.05} . . . is just one step from slaughter and mayhem.

{BVS_045_04.06} You mix that angst with Hellmouth, and watch out!

{BVS_045_04.07} But EV'RYWHERE, we'll keep an eye on THEM.

{BVS_045_04.08} AND NOW THE TWIST, |

SOME F.B. "EYES" with clout . . .

 
{BVS_045_04.09} . . . jumped in the ring when Buffy'd won the match,

{BVS_045_04.10} and dragged the challenger to where she'd LEARN

{BVS_045_04.11} to be a useful citizen. The catch?

{BVS_045_04.12} "The pow'rs that be" |

know schools will always turn . . .

 
{BVS_045_04.13} . . . a few kids into killers we can't see.

{BVS_045_04.14} They hate. They kill. Deniability.


{5}

 
{BVS_046_05.01} GOOD LORD, will this long verse analysis

{BVS_046_05.02} go on until we reach One Fifty Four?

{BVS_046_05.03} (The count of times that Shakespeare chose to kiss

{BVS_046_05.04} the sonnet stone . . . until he closed the door . . .

 
{BVS_046_05.05} . . . on fourteen-lined poems for his patron's grace.)

{BVS_046_05.06} WELL , LET'S PUT IT THIS WAY, I've sworn to reach

{BVS_046_05.07} that self same number . . . so I've upped the pace

{BVS_046_05.08} with which I crank the wheel. The speed "I teach" . . .

 
{BVS_046_05.09} . . . "the victims" in the "verse conspiracy."

{BVS_046_05.10} The Bronze environment (with all its flaws)

{BVS_046_05.11} inspired me to the pure insanity

{BVS_046_05.12} of bringing to that chaos, some strange laws . . .

 
{BVS_046_05.13} . . . in theory that a "strange attractor" could

{BVS_046_05.14} produce some good effects. Hmmm, well, knock wood.


{6}

{BVS_047_06.01} But now that I've explained why I write on

{BVS_047_06.02} into the hours when only Dracula

{BVS_047_06.03} and his dark kin raise up to smile, condone,

{BVS_047_06.04} the labor of this verse. I'm drunk. Ha ha.

 
{BVS_047_06.05} Well, not on beer (not yet, but that may come),

{BVS_047_06.06} but on the juice that comes from your own voice

{BVS_047_06.07} when bottled in verse form. My rule of thumb

{BVS_047_06.08} is make your case quick so the rest rejoice.

 
{BVS_047_06.09} But sometimes you don't stop. Propriety

{BVS_047_06.10} must sometimes be just kickboxed like poor Spike

{BVS_047_06.11} when Buffy goes insane and jams her knee

{BVS_047_06.12} into his private places: "Take a hike!" ... ...

 
{BVS_047_06.13} BUT, BLOODY HELL, what happened to the show?!?!

{BVS_047_06.14} I'm glad you mentioned that . . . back there we go.


{7}

{BVS_048_07.01} I THINK THAT GOOD OL' XANDER said it best

{BVS_048_07.02} WHEN AFTER Cordy quickly turned her face

{BVS_048_07.03} away from "weirdo" Buffy and the rest --

{BVS_048_07.04} when gratitude so quickly did erase . . .

 
{BVS_048_07.05} . . . and popularity returned full-purr

{BVS_048_07.06} as first priority in her mean life.

{BVS_048_07.07} "Where is Invisi-Girl |

when you need her?"

{BVS_048_07.08} Yes Xander "joked" about that girl with knife, . . .

 
{BVS_048_07.09} . . . but treating people by "the social rules"

{BVS_048_07.10} creates an anger that is justified.

{BVS_048_07.11} No, we don't want no Uzi's loose at schools,

{BVS_048_07.12} but social villainy can't be denied.

 
{BVS_048_07.13} Must it be the cold rule of life that "b*tch"

{BVS_048_07.14} goes hand in glove with popular (and rich)?


{8}

{BVS_049_08.01} AND MUST the social darwinism scheme

{BVS_049_08.02} FRAME school environments without restraint?

{BVS_049_08.03} Must even teachers play on the same team

{BVS_049_08.04} of pecking order rules? WELL, I'm no saint . . .

 
{BVS_049_08.05} . . . who's able to change hearts and minds at will,

{BVS_049_08.06} BUT institutions can grow to include

{BVS_049_08.07} new "processes" that are designed to kill

{BVS_049_08.08} the need for violence which can intrude . . .

 
{BVS_049_08.09} . . . through human spirit that says "I refuse

{BVS_049_08.10} to let these bastards get away with this."

{BVS_049_08.11} THE ANSWER'S new procedures that defuse

{BVS_049_08.12} the standard pecking system, |

JUST LIKE THIS:

 
{BVS_049_08.13} A forum where contempt is put on trial.

{BVS_049_08.14} That makes eight sonnets. Time to quit . . . and smile.

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