The Edifying Tale Of Braxis The Barbarian
Braxis the bold barbarian,
of axe and bone,
He slayed them all as he mauled Gaul
leaving a pall
of smoke and blood.
(Brax was no good.)
Then Fate had him camp in a cave
for Dave the Bear.
A minute poem for
Note: Word count for the 55 includes the title. Total nonsense, I'm afraid.
Image: DnD 5E barbarian sketch, artist unknown, via SkullsplitterDice.com Fair Use
You did nonsense well!! Galen is laughing uproariously I’m certain.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Helen. that's the best compliment I could hope for.Delete
Historians debate whether all the Gauls smoked pall Malls or if they curled into balls and tried to stall.ReplyDelete
I found this poem sad, and also triggering for those of us who have been eaten by bears. So there. It's no day at the fair. it caught me unaware. s.
Braxis has a descendant named Brexit, but he's a failure. Okay, I'm going now.
Well, it's a known fact that Julius Ceaser died because he had too much Gaul, but from being on the cutting edge, not from smoking. My heartfelt regrets to all bear victims I may have unintentionally wounded, if they are still alive to notice.Delete
(from inside a bear) thanks.Delete
I enjoyed your and Shay's exchange as much as the poem. LOL. You two are a hoot and well-matched.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sherry. Just having some fun in memory of Galen.Delete
dave the bear, that's great! i'm always on the side of bears. it may be wrong for me to say, but i was always rooting for the bear in legends of the fall... that may come back to haunt me someday. really enjoyed this joy, and hurray for dave!ReplyDelete
Ha!Thanks man. I'm totally with you. I always root for the bear, wolf, vulture, dragon,lion, etc.Delete
Brilliant, and what a character you described, in so very few words...the poem had the aura of an epic, and surely can become one, for this must be the seed...ReplyDelete
This is gorgeously rendered! And that too with a poetic form as tight as the Minute poem. I am very impressed 💝💝ReplyDelete
That was super clever and fun! Not to mention your and Shay's comments...oh man, you could be a comedy team!ReplyDelete
You nailed this prompt. Barbarous fare indeed! lolReplyDelete
Fate indeed. I enjoyed this one and thanks for making recall Galen's 55. Good Friday fun! Have a goood weekend.ReplyDelete
Oh my word, this is awesome. Reading through the comment section is just as much fun. I'm laughing through the back and forth, and the poor triggered Bear Victim! Brilliant banter.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love this nonsense poem Joy!! Brilliant, funny, and clever as hell!!ReplyDelete
Great character, Joy!ReplyDelete
LOL! literally. <3ReplyDelete
Ha.. so much fun, and 55 words as well... the rhyme of librarian and barbarian is right up my alley.ReplyDelete
Great fun to read, Joy. The poem, the banter ...😂ReplyDelete