Shall I Compare Thee to a Banded Krait?

November 10, 2010
Thou art a Serpent; thou dost slither and glide
up unsuspecting shoulders to give a harsh hiss
in the naïve ear where deadly words settle inside.
Hypnosis daren’t send one into the dark abyss,
but when it does, O Cursed Serpent, thou art to blame.
From whence comest thou, wicked smirking snake?
To whisk an innocent soul into your scouring, toxic flame?
Revenge comest often after thou, but every sword you break.
Poison green-striped or red diamond-backed
thou dost appear in many-a-form,
but a sulf’rous fume lingers wherever thou hast hacked
and O how many a heart hast thou made into thy dorm!
Canst thou hear, thou venomous Banded Krait?
For, someday soon, one will come to twist your fate.

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BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm
It is the honest truth for me to say that before mastering said vernacular of 18 century I must first become well acquainted with the english language of which we are now speaking. I have failed to do the latter, therefore I cannot fully comprehend your work, however-its freakin awesome. I am loving the last line. do your dance captain.
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution said...
Nov. 26, 2010 at 11:48 pm
yah i got chills, good job man
Karamel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 6, 2010 at 7:06 pm
I'm a girl, but thanks. ;) It was for my creative writing class - I was flipping through a book titled something like 'Snakes Around the World,' etc. and got this idea.
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