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BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (87-90) SONNET #91-94 of 154 (95)
INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODE #21-22 (2.09-10)
"What's My Line [part 1 & 2]"

ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one where Kendra,
the slayer, comes to replace
poor, dead Buffy... Ooops!

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

SONNETS #91-94 for Tea Time in L.A. #36 -
TOPIC: BtVS #20-21 "What's My Line?"

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Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #36 - (Talking about Buffy
as Shakespeare would have. [g])

Posted by: forensicpoetry - May 02, 2002, 6:09 PM

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNET #091-094 of 154
NORMAL SNORE-MAL

rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form
(a 4-sonnet sequence)

 
{BVS_091_01.01} "I WANT A NORMAL LIFE," Buf says once more.

{BVS_091_01.02} But Dor'thy Hamill was a childhood dream.

{BVS_091_01.03} And S.M.G. herself sought fame at four.

{BVS_091_01.04} So all this "normal" bullsh*t makes me scream.

 
{BVS_091_01.05} Reluctant hero is stale story line

{BVS_091_01.06} assumed to make us more identify

{BVS_091_01.07} with those who by some quirk of fate outshine

{BVS_091_01.08} the normal range of life, and so defy . . .

 
{BVS_091_01.09} . . . the "normal rules" of what a life "should" be.

{BVS_091_01.10} BUT WRITERS are "elitist" (after all).

{BVS_091_01.11} Combined . . . their words define reality

{BVS_091_01.12} for "normal folks" . . . who never got "the call" . . .

 
{BVS_091_01.13} . . . from God . . . or daddy's friend . . . or pure dumb luck

{BVS_091_01.14} to have a life, Good Lord, that doesn't suck.


{2}

{BVS_092_02.01} SOME LINES OF SLAYER KENDRA near the end

{BVS_092_02.02} of this two-parter put a theme in light.

{BVS_092_02.03} Pure slayer with no family or friend

{BVS_092_02.04} nor dates with boys . . . SHE FRAMES THE SLAYER'S FIGHT:

 
{BVS_092_02.05} "YOU TALK LIKE SLAYING IS A JOB. . . |

IT'S NOT.

{BVS_092_02.06} IT'S WHO YOU ARE." Then says she learned that from

{BVS_092_02.07} ol' B. herself. . . Good Lord, what bloody rot!

{BVS_092_02.08} It's good constructive praise, but Buffy's dumb . . .

 
{BVS_092_02.09} . . . about her purpose -- else why all the whine.

{BVS_092_02.10} about "a normal life" and college creds.

{BVS_092_02.11} She pines for life where S.A.T.'s define

{BVS_092_02.12} parameters of choice. . . . Oh, how she dreads . . .

 
{BVS_092_02.13} . . . her life of purpose . . . gifted her by fate.

{BVS_092_02.14} Her stupid whining's what I truly hate.


{3}

{BVS_093_03.01} THAT ENDS MY WHINY RANT, now let's have FUN.

{BVS_093_03.02} Remember fun? The thing we used to have

{BVS_093_03.03} while watching Buffy . . . why we used to run

{BVS_093_03.04} to turn on W.B. and use the lav . . .

 
{BVS_093_03.05} . . . before the fun got rolling Tuesday nights.

{BVS_093_03.06} LIKE Oz's Willow talk of "monkey pants"

{BVS_093_03.07} French monkeys mocking hippos with no tights.

{BVS_093_03.08} A smile that wipes out all my thoughts of rants.

 
{BVS_093_03.09} WHAT'S THAT? I feel that monkey reference

{BVS_093_03.10} combined with France . . . and law enforcement jokes

{BVS_093_03.11} INSPIRING ME to risk the deep offense

{BVS_093_03.12} of all pro-Supernat'ral lawyer folks . . .

 
{BVS_093_03.13} . . . and slip that sonnet owed to her RIGHT HERE.

{BVS_093_03.14} I have on monkey pants. What can I fear?


{4}

{BVS_094_04.01} LET'S MAKE THIS CLEAR . . . if I praised her too well

{BVS_094_04.02} POETIC LAW requires that we be wed. {g}

{BVS_094_04.03} SO, FIRST OF ALL, we must protect S.L.

{BVS_094_04.04} from such a fate . . . AND SO I MUST INSTEAD . . .

 
{BVS_094_04.05} . . . HIGHLIGHT HER FLAWS.What else is there to do? {ewg}

{BVS_094_04.06} A LONG PAUSE as I think of something wrong.

{BVS_094_04.07} (All libel I'll avoid, or she might sue.)

{BVS_094_04.08} HMMMM . . . SURELY THERE MUST BE a Friar's song . . .

 
{BVS_094_04.09} . . . that can be sung about 5-4 law femmes

{BVS_094_04.10} in general that will avoid all praise.

{BVS_094_04.11} Delightful monkey mocked ad hominems?

{BVS_094_04.12} I search in vain for negatives through haze . . .

 
{BVS_094_04.13} . . . of my profound respect for all I know

{BVS_094_04.14} about this Super gal. . . P. LAW!!!! Oh NO!!!!! {EWG}

{ # # # [THE END]

HAIKU CODA

Equilibrium
is a "feature" of S.L.
which 4th sonnet serves.
[smile]


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