Saturday, March 5, 2016

SEVENTH AND EIGHTH VERSES OF THE EPIC OF BEOCHICKEN

The Epic of Beochicken was... sorry, that's wrong...

THE EPIC OF BEOCHICKEN was one of the pieces I started back when I was in school. As I recall I wrote the first entry when I was in a literature class and had to read the Epic of Gilgamesh again. I mentioned it to a friend and we discussed Beowulf which is clearly meant to be read in a mighty roar of full caps.

I plan to finish this one, even though the last entry in the series was back in 2014 and it started in 2013. I feel like in a lot of ways 2015 was a lull in Chicken Maker and I want to start things back up as we lead up to the site's anniversary. Project Page updated so you can go through it from the start there.

Verse VII
FOR MORE THAN AN AGE THE FOX STOOD TALL
THE MIGHTY FOX TORE DOWN ANY FLOCK
ALONE AND WITHOUT REAL THREAT
IN THE DISTANT AND RECENT TIMES
MANY FOWL FACED THE FOX
MANY FOWL FELL TO IT
FEW HAD LUCK TO ONLY BE MAIMED
ENDLESS FEATHER AND FUR TORN ASUNDER
THE JAW OF THE BEAST WAS FILLED
MEAT WHITE AND DARK SATE THE DARK HUNGER
THE FOX STOOD UNCHALLENGED
NOT SATED BY SLAUGHTER
BURIED IN THE DEN OF THE FOX
THE TREASURES OF NATURE
AND THE TREASURES OF FOWL
THE HOARD OF THE FOX GREW
THE FLOCKS OF WARRIORS GREW
THE FOX SLAUGHTERED
THE FOX GAINED VAST RICHES
MORE FOWL FORCES CAME TO TAKE IT
MORE FOWL FELL AS THE FOX FED
THE MIGHT OF THE FOX DID NOT FALTER
IT DID NOT SLOW IT DID NOT STOP
NO MATTER THE FLOCK THE CAME FORTH
NO MATTER THE MIGHT OF THE FOWL
THE MIGHTY FOX TORE DOWN ANY THREAT
THE MIGHTY FOX STOOD ALONE

Verdant Fowl and Comblaf
Verse VIII
AGAINST THE DARKNESS
AND INTO THE NIGHT HE LED
BUT NO MORE FOR THE MIGHTIEST OF FOWL
BEOCHICKEN COMES FOR THE FIENDISH FOX
FEW FOOL FOWL STAND BY BEOCHICKEN
THE FINEST FIGHTING FLOCK UNDER WITH ENDLESS MIGHT
NO LONGER A WEE SQUIRE COMBLAF
SON OF THE CHILD OF THE FATHER OF THE FATHER OF BEOCHICKEN
THE MIGHTY OLD FOE VERDANT FOWL
BOLD SURVIVOR OF A NOW LOST FLOCK
WINGBOLD FAT BIRD SHARPBEAK BLOOD FEATHER
MAD BIRDS OF THE HONOR GUARD OF BEOCHICKEN
ONLY TWO CLAWS OF FOWL FOLLOWED
THE FOLLOWERS OF BEOCHICKEN WERE MAD
ONLY ONE TAKEN BY MADNESS OR GREED WOULD GO
BEOCHICKEN HAD NEVER FAILED THE FLOCK
COMING UPON THE BURROW BEOCHICKEN SPOKE
BAWK BAWK BAKAWK
THE BRAVE TAUNT TO THE MIGHTY FOX
NO NOISE CAME OUT TO MEET THEM
BEOCHICKEN SPREAD WINGS AND SPOKE ONCE MORE
BAWK BAWK BAKAWK
THE BOLD CRIES OF THE MIGHTIEST OF FOWL RANG OUT
ONCE MORE THE CRY OF BEOCHICKEN RANG OUT
BEOCHICKEN WAS THE MIGHTIEST AND ALWAYS HAD BEEN
THE GREATEST OF THOSE WHO WOULD BRAVELY FACE HORRORS
THE FOX DID NOT COME FORTH TO FACE BEOCHICKEN
WAS BEOCHICKEN NOT WORTH THE ATTENTION OF THE FOX
BAWK BAWK BAKAWK
THE CRY OF BEOCHICKEN RANG OUT THROUGH THE DAY
THE CRY OF BEOCHICKEN RANG OUT THROUGH THE NIGHT
AND FINALLY IT COULD BE IGNORED NO MORE
THE MIGHTY FOX LEFT THE BURROW
LOOMING OVER BEOCHICKEN AND HIS FLOCK

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