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"Oh! The Creatures You´ll See! - Poem" by ´Disco´ Vic Alfieri

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This is another tribute to the excellent children's poet and author, Dr. Seuss, aka Theodore Seuss Leosig. It is based on his poem/picture book Oh! The Places You'll Go! And as closely as possible follows the rhythm and rhymes of it. If you compare the two you'll find it's very close to the original's rhyme and rhythm. Enjoy! *a snoo is a creature i made up for the purposes of the poem, much like a mouse, but blue and with a shorter ears, it sneezes a lot, because of its proximity to the dusty ground, to which it is ironically allergic.
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Oh! The Creatures You’ll See!

 

Hello Adventurer!

Time to get on your way

You’re off on a quest

It’s time, now, away!

 

You have a sword by your side

And some riddling clues

A trusty stout steed

And brand new mail shoes

You’ll start on your own, meet others as you go

Some to help you along, some you won’t want to know.

 

You’ll come to the crossroads, which way do you dare?

Choose wisely, young knight, now, choose with great care.

Steer your horse down the path, give a kick with your feet,

And be wary and wise, lest it’s danger you meet

 

You’ll feel safe for now,

As you head out of town

But your quest is just starting

It may bring you renown

 

Out among wide open air

As its wind blows your hair

 

Out, now, you’re questing,

And for now it’s just you,

But soon there’ll be others

It’ll be you, and them too.

 

As you go, maybe you will meet elves,

Or dwarves, or dragons, or maybe a snoo

A snoo isn’t scary

It’s more scared of you

 

OH!

THE CREATURES YOU”LL SEE!

 

Some will join you in sup

While others start fights

There’ll be some scared of fires

Some soar from the heights

 

You can beat them, you’ll find, just take heed

As onward and outward you quest on your stead

Wherever you go, with pride, show your crest

It’s what marks you among the best of the best

 

Though sometimes you don’t

Want to go on, give up you won’t

 

It’s just getting started

You know that that it’s true

This quest is a grand one

And it starts out with you

 

You may get caught up

And shot down from your perch

And captured and quartered

And be left in a lurch

 

You’ll escape from the lurch

And come out of the slump

And the chances are then,

You’ll be left with a bump

 

And a bruise to go with the bump

But your days are not done

You’ll go on and fight

For there’s wars to be won

 

You’ll meet up with monsters, some who’ve carked

A hunter may hunt you, in that case, you’re marked.

Companions may help you, and become your kin

They may help you fight, and may help you win

Pixies and centaurs, and dwarves drinking gin!

 

Your enemies will chase you, all through the night

Ogres and orcs and trolls you will fight

Keep your wits about you, keep a clear mind

They come from in front, and some from behind

It’ll be hard to find courage, but courage you’ll find

 

You may get abused

Mud thrown at your face

As you fight for your life, for the good of your race

And swing your broad sword at a bone grinding pace

You’ll get scars and bruises all over the place

Including your face.

 

Your enemy’s waiting

Waiting for a feign, o’ ho!

So they can reign and so you can go

Or you to fail, but don’t feign, no!

Metal will ring, you know what you know

Be brave and be limber and down your won’t go

You may feel afraid, don’t give, oh no

For your enemy’s waiting

Waiting to see if you will fight

They have you now, in plain daylight

Their marksmen have you in their sight

They’ll wait and watch for you to break

Send goblins and ghoulies to make you quake

They’ll wait around for the perfect chance

To claim your life, and victory dance

Just watching and waiting

 

LO!

Hear the hullabaloo!

 

Of their trumpets of war

All the while horses neighing

The bad guys are out there

And ready for slaying

 

All the while slowly trapping

You, as they march on the sly

Their banners and arrows up in the sky

Marching and taunting you with their cry

 

Oh! The creatures you’ll see! There’s a war to be won

There’s a fight, and a flurry, and you may need to run

There may be some magic, you may go to a ball

You may meet a giant, who’s a hundred feet tall

Dames! Oh yes you’ll meet them, you’ll see

They wait in their castles hoping to be free

 

Except when they don’t

Because some, they just won’t

 

They’ll be along for the ride

Standing beside you

Helping you fight

And kicking butt too

 

Keep safe!

Be safe in your lot

Take risks and do something

But be careful to trot

 

And when you’re alone, in dire circumstance

Be cautious and mindful, but do take a chance

There are creatures out there that can kill you

They’ll main you and so on and so on

 

And on you will go

Through fair and through foul

On you will go

Where werewolves nay prowl

On you will go

Though your enemies howl

Onward and upward

You may pass a creek

And your bones may get sore

You may start to feel weak

 

On and on you will march

Until you’ve come very far

Far away from your home

You won’t know where you are

 

You’ll get muddled, and lost

As you already know,

Confused and downtrodden

As you hike through the snow

Keep watch as you step

Do so with great tact

Remember your friends

And that you’ll make it back

And never forget to be oh so deft

As you climb the big mountain and cross the wide cleft

 

And should you succeed,

And be praised for the deed

Be proud, you won, yes you did, yes indeed

 

YOU COMPLETED YOUR QUEST!

 

So,

Be your name Daxly, or Hunther or Ray

Or Heironomous Ely Von Xander McKay

You’re off on adventures!

And off to beast slay!

There’s a world out there waiting

So, get on your way!

 

 

 

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6 Aug 2009:-) Anna Rose
Oh wow!!!!! Oh, The Places You’ll Go is the book I read whenever I feel like I’m not living up to expectations or doing great things. Can I print out your poem so I can read it when my RPG goes bad?
6 Aug 2009:-) ´Disco´ Vic Alfieri
sure! thanks heaps for commenting my stuff 2
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'Oh! The Creatures You'll See! - Poem':
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 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, Elf / Elves, Fights, Duels, Battles, Ghosts, Ghouls, Aparitions, Lycanthrope, Were-folk, etc, Orc, Goblins, Trolls, Trollocs..., Dwarf, Dwarves
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