A little poem I was inspired to write while down and out with the flu last night. Took about 4 hours. Hope you enjoy it, even if you don't quite understand all the geek references! If you're one of the folks that enjoyed my "Perils of an Anime Convention" piece a while back, I think you will enjoy this one. I'm much, much happier with the result this time.
As a good friend pointed out, the layout is inspired by the classic "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, although I couldn't work out where I had taken the structure from until he pointed it out.
I've mixed up the rhyming structure a bit throughout the poem as you may have noticed; from a '11223' structure to '11222' in various paragraphs. I hoped this would keep the poem a bit more varied and interesting... and I think I kind of pulled it off. Let me know if you disagree, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Critique, as always, is definitely encouraged. However once again, keep in mind that I wrote this in a few hours, so it's not perfect. If you intend to post this elsewhere, I'm more than happy with that, thrilled even! Just make sure it's not for commercial use or profit, and I get a little credit where it's due, eh?
Cheers guys! Thanks for reading!