Friday, June 5, 2009
Essay Contest Honorable Mention - the last one!
The following is the last honorable mention essay. It is a silly one, with a gritty kernel of truth to it. Bonnie; Friend or Foe? You be the judge! (Well, the judging has already occurred, but you know what I mean...) Please assume the words in brackets are delicately crossed out with a thin line so that they can still be read, but have obviously been excised from the poem in a fit of pique.
The Woman in the Betsy-Tacy Series That I Most Admire
This poem is shamelessly dedicated to contest judge Darsa Morrow, because she once dedicated a poem, “Odes to Bonnie,” to me.
Bonnie the [Praying] Preying Enchantress
I think that I shall never see
A girl as [lovely] perfidious as Bonnie
A girl who [enchanted] stole beaux all day
While lifting plump hands to [pray] prey
A girl who strove [devoutly] deceptively to ensnare
[Converts] Tall dark strangers to her basement lair
A girl whose [sincere] alleged reforming line
Forced the Crowd on burn-ed toast to dine
Her departure shattered Christian Endeavor
Bonnie will be missed [forever] never!
(Note to judge: Please copy and paste this poem to the end of this essay until the required word minimum is met. Thank you.)
Posted by BrunhildeCrow at 9:39 AM