Friday, January 28, 2022

The Edifying Tale Of Braxis The Barbarian

 
 

 
 
The Edifying Tale Of Braxis The Barbarian
(a 55)
 
 
Braxis the bold barbarian,
librarian
of axe and bone,
traveled alone.
 
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
containing Dave,
barbarous fare
for Dave the Bear. 




 
 January 2022
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

20 comments:

  1. You did nonsense well!! Galen is laughing uproariously I’m certain.

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    1. Thanks, Helen. that's the best compliment I could hope for.

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  2. Historians debate whether all the Gauls smoked pall Malls or if they curled into balls and tried to stall.

    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.

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    1. 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.

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  3. I enjoyed your and Shay's exchange as much as the poem. LOL. You two are a hoot and well-matched.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. Just having some fun in memory of Galen.

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  4. 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!

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    1. Ha!Thanks man. I'm totally with you. I always root for the bear, wolf, vulture, dragon,lion, etc.

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  5. 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...

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  6. This is gorgeously rendered! And that too with a poetic form as tight as the Minute poem. I am very impressed 💝💝

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  7. That was super clever and fun! Not to mention your and Shay's comments...oh man, you could be a comedy team!

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  8. You nailed this prompt. Barbarous fare indeed! lol

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  9. Fate indeed. I enjoyed this one and thanks for making recall Galen's 55. Good Friday fun! Have a goood weekend.

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  10. 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.

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  11. I absolutely love this nonsense poem Joy!! Brilliant, funny, and clever as hell!!

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  12. Ha.. so much fun, and 55 words as well... the rhyme of librarian and barbarian is right up my alley.

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  13. Great fun to read, Joy. The poem, the banter ...😂

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"We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, out of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry." ~William Butler Yeats