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Cycnus

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Cycnus

We were oh! So bored
With the war game on the net;
The other players fuzz-faced lads
Bent on slaughter.

Then we teleported to Freisland
And landed in his back-yard … 
No escape … terrified … 
Rabbits in his headlamps.

This fearsome Swiss Baron
Swatted and teased us;
Played with us as cats do
With baby mice … 

But as we played, the Baron and I 
Came to a mutual respect …
Me for his mastery,
Cycnus for my guile.

He won, of course.
He was the great Baron Cycnus!
I was just another noob … 
Blood in the dust.

Now he’s destroyed me,
I can get my real life back,
And do all those things neglected
While I played with Cycnus.

But next time …
If there is a next time …
I’m on the Baron’s side!


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  1. Date: 11/3/2009 4:36:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry with us today Frances, Love, Carol