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Through The Alphabet:  Letter B

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MadameLavender
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Poetry Contest

Use all the words in the list, in a poem
Here’s our next letter in the alphabet comp—B

One entry per person, no collabs , 2 weeks and the winner is decided by vote .

Here’s our list of words—use them all in your poem :

Boston
Blue
Bandana
Bright
Brevity
Bovine
Brush
Boxcar
Banjo
Benevolent

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Tardegrade
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Local Color

 

Boston bleeds -
A sanguine sacrifice:
Bullet-ridden Boys in Blue
And Bandana-clad Bloods
Salaciously spill
Bright blood on pavement

Sweet ambrosia, suffering
Brevity of the abbotoir basin
Bovine brains and bullets
Brush with brass, deadly

Stilled-life portraits
Boxcar bums with banjo-blisters
Beleaguered, brave, and bellicose
Benevolent blades bequeath
Sacred, solemn sleep
Written by Tardegrade
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TIG
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'B'eing

 


From Boston to Montana,
wearing a bright blue bandana
in a boxcar of bovine I rode
strumming my benevolent banjo
with brevity, gave a hand-show
during a brush with this noisy cargo






Written by TIG
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MadameLavender
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Thanks for starting off!

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RexDurkin
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The Boston Strangler

The Boston Strangler is after me
He’s chasing me through the brush    
The blue glow of the moon lets me see    
So I don't step in bovine mush    
    
I run out into a grassy paddock    
and hear the twanging of a bright banjo    
It’s faint but I run towards it      
The Strangler is shouting “C’mere bro!”    
     
I know that his intentions      
are not benevolent.    
The aroma of cow poo      
is now quite prevalent.    
                            
I see a boxcar in the distance      
with a hillbilly out the front    
As he sees me coming over he shouts      
“This is private property cunt!”    
     
He raises his shotgun to me.      
His hat says Caterpillar                                                                                                              
 “Please don't shoot me mate,      
I’m being chased by a serial killer!”    
     
“What's the big Idea you sum’bitch?”      
Says the guy with only one tooth    
“Look buddy, I might smell like bull shit      
but I’m actually telling the truth”    
     
I explain to him the situation      
with the utmost brevity    
He understands that what I'm sayin'    
has no trace of levity    
     
The Stranger bolts out of the trees      
wearing a red bandanna    
The hillbilly and I quickly take cover      
behind an old piana    
     
“Holy shit” says the hillbilly      
“So that’s why you were on the run.”    
“No time for chit-chat now mate,      
shoot that fucker with your gun!”    
     
So the hillbilly fires away,      
I block my ears and shut my eyes    
As the shotgun goes Boom! Boom! Boom!,      
I let out girlish cries    
     
We strip the murders dead body      
grind it into mince meat    
And make it into hamburgers      
which were incredibly nice to eat.
Written by RexDurkin
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MadameLavender
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Thanks for your entry, Rex!

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AEMelia564
Y
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"Beflection"

Boston looked
Blue
The aura
of the town
wore a
Bandana

and in that
Bright
Brevity

a Bovine
swayed
through
Air
Brush
Hazed
distance

The sound
echoed
Into

A
Benevolent
banjo

playing
As I watched
the tracks

A lonely boxcar
stood by
the rails

And
stranger
though

I knew
that
I was

going
home

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MadameLavender
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Thanks so much for your entry Aemelia!

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