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BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (96-104) SONNET #105-108 of 154 (109-112)
INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODE #27 (2.15)
"Phases"

ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one where Willow
discovers that the boy she likes ...
is ... a ... um ... werewolf.

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

SONNETS #105-108 for Tea Time in L.A. #39 -
TOPIC: BtVS #27 (2.15)"Phases"

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Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #39 - (Talking about Buffy
as Shakespeare would have. [g])

Posted by: forensicpoetry - May 07, 2002, 4:54 PM

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNET #105-108 of 154
GUYS!!!

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

 }
{BVS_105_01.01} "A GUY!," says Cordy. "GUY!" says Willow back.

{BVS_105_01.02} Commiserating. They know what "guys" are.

{BVS_105_01.03} Their tone is that they each would like to smack

{BVS_105_01.04} all guys right in their kissers -- knock them far . . .

 
{BVS_105_01.05} . . . as Buffy could with un-male super-strength.

{BVS_105_01.06} AS BUFFY SAYS when learning werewolf facts.

{BVS_105_01.07} "A typical" (bad) "man". While Giles at length

{BVS_105_01.08} explains it's not their fault. (For once, reacts . . .

 
{BVS_105_01.09} . . . to Xander's stupid joke about Moon Pie

{BVS_105_01.10} with giggles). Werewolves don't choose life as fiend.

{BVS_105_01.11} They're human underneath and should not die.

{BVS_105_01.12} THE SLAYING LAW, IN THIS CASE, CONTRAVENED.

 
{BVS_105_01.13} Instead of killing . . . werewolves need control.

{BVS_105_01.14} Beneath their fangs and fur . . . there is a soul.


{2}

{BVS_106_02.01} SO BUFFY PUTS HER STAKE DOWN . . . grabs a chain,

{BVS_106_02.02} while Giles prepares some tranquilizer darts.

{BVS_106_02.03} And Willow suffers existential pain

{BVS_106_02.04} 'cause Oz -- with all his other kinds of smarts -- . . .

 
{BVS_106_02.05} . . . apparently "does not know what he wants"

{BVS_106_02.06} from Willow. Aching in all tender joints,

{BVS_106_02.07} she lashes out (no Willow, nonchalance!)

{BVS_106_02.08} her unbound tongue on Oz. And scoring points . . .

 
{BVS_106_02.09} . . . when Oz transforms into his other side.

{BVS_106_02.10} Well this is quite surprising . . . who'd have thought

{BVS_106_02.11} a wolf was under there? Her wounded pride

{BVS_106_02.12} would wait. It's time to run or she'll get caught.

 
{BVS_106_02.13} BUT WAIT . . . I thought she wanted his desire?{ewg}

{BVS_106_02.14} (If I don't have some fun, I will retire.)


{3}

{BVS_107_03.01} WHAT'S ANGEL DOING . . . in this werewolf show?

{BVS_107_03.02} He's giving guys and werewolves a bad rep.

{BVS_107_03.03} He wouldn't give a scrawny monkey toe{g}

{BVS_107_03.04} for anything like love. NO, he would step . . .

 
{BVS_107_03.05} . . . on ev'ry bandaged foot his boots could find.

{BVS_107_03.06} And Buffy's heart's a mummy (bandage-wise).

{BVS_107_03.07} This Angel-guy's the poster for unkind.

{BVS_107_03.08} And sadly, for some women, paradise.

 
{BVS_107_03.09} (Well, that's what we all learn on TV shows.

{BVS_107_03.10} And maybe in real life for all I know.

{BVS_107_03.11} I'm writing FILLER here, and counting toes, {g}

{BVS_107_03.12} because I didn't count my quatrains. Doh!)

 
{BVS_107_03.13} Of course, he's not a guy . . . He's just guy-faced

{BVS_107_03.14} He's not the one she loved . . . He's been replaced.


{4}

{BVS_108_04.01} Though Buffy's "superficial" love runs deep,

{BVS_108_04.02} it's not as deep as evil Angel thinks.

{BVS_108_04.03} Of course, "deep" thinking doesn't fit a creep.

{BVS_108_04.04} The logic of his character just stinks.

 
{BVS_108_04.05} He's not a character . . . he's just a tool

{BVS_108_04.06} to hammer Buffy into a square hole

{BVS_108_04.07} the writers made for her. For "love", a fool.

{BVS_108_04.08} Quotation'd "love" . . . Not diamond. Lump of coal.

 
{BVS_108_04.09} HOW HARSH AM I? A guy who shed his tears

{BVS_108_04.10} at poignant Buffy-Angel LOVE . . . back then.

{BVS_108_04.11} BUT NOW as end of sonnet sequence nears

{BVS_108_04.12} I clearly see each writer's deadly sin . . .

 
{BVS_108_04.13} . . . and wish the Buffyverse could be remade.

{BVS_108_04.14} (For Joss's labor, see how he's repaid?){smile}

{ THE END # # #

HAIKU CODA

When was it I said
that Joss Whedon must hate men?
Oh yeah, yesterday. [ewg]

CODA CODA

Or maybe he thinks
that girls who watch TV shows
truly think like that.

CODA CODA CODA

But his father wrote
for sweet "Captain Kangeroo."
Kindness was passed down . . .

. . . from Joss's grandpa
who also wrote for TV.
I MUST POST THIS NOW!

[smile]


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