An ardent, plaintive cry: I need you tonight ...
The hot south wind has bansheed you tonight.
Champion of the musha'irah, bravest Shahid,
What lyric young Turk will supersede you tonight?
Haranguer I can overtake, claimed Emily:
Mad demagogues bully and screed you tonight.
Insatiable yen for old-school poesy,
With stately sonnets I shall feed you tonight.
Money changes everything. Can it buy Love?
Demoiselle rich and single, I greed you tonight.
Intolerant tutors counseling tolerance,
Do you expect anyone to heed you tonight?
The voice of Conscience, virtuous seductress,
Says, "Follow me wherever I lead you tonight."
Vespers in Rome. At Santa Maria Maggiore,
Lord of heaven, they glory and creed you tonight.
O Canada, large land of rowdy ridings,
I'll visit Calgary and stampede you tonight.
Our hearts pulsate in passion's turgid ocean:
Poisson d'avril, I've deep-sea'd you tonight!
Illegible bachelor, pitiable wit,
Defeated laureate--who'll read you tonight?