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February 26, 2015
By Bridie ELITE, Massapequa, New York
Bridie ELITE, Massapequa, New York
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Favorite Quote:
She can because she thinks she can.

Quick! The Vikings are coming to Prague!

We must defend our- -oh look, Cheerios!
And we are out of Red Zinger Tea.
But the Vikings will rip off our funny bones
And tickle our nose hair with jellyfish!
Gather the turpentine and oil tankers.
Was that Kevin Hart dressed in knight’s armor?
Enough of this! We need weapons fast!
Rally the forces and locate…what was that?
A harpsichord? I used to play one.
The music would put my platypus to sleep.
But it’s out of tune. What a blasphemous shame!
No more! To the catapults this instant!
The Vikings are advancing onto the shore!

The author's comments:

This is a ghost sonnet which follows the same format of fourteen lines and eight to twelve syllables in each line. This type of sonnet, however, has no rhyming to it at all. When my Professor assigned this poem we went around the room and each person was to say a concrete noun. We then had to include each of those nouns in the poem and make sure the poem fit the theme of the poem. For this ghost sonnet our theme was distraction. This was such a fun poem and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

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