Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

EIF Poetry Challenge #13

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Hobbo: Have you finished that Villanelle for Ingrid’s challenge yet.

Dauphy: Well I have, but I’ve just read hers, and it’s very good!

Hobbo: Doesn’t matter, it’s your first one!

Dauphy: I’m not very good with all the rules either!

Hobbo: We’ll check it together then.

Dauphy: Thank’s mate!

Hobbo: Fourteen lines?

Dauphy: Check.

Hobbo: Five tercets?

Dauphy: Are they like faucets?

Hobbo: (laughing)Stanzas with three lines. Five three line stanzas?

Dauphy: Check.

Hobbo: And a quatrain, a stanza with four lines?

Dauphy: Check.

Hobbo: Rhyming scheme ABA, ABA, ABA, ABA, ABA, ABAA?

Dauphy: Check

Hobbo: First line repeated end of 2nd and 4th stanzas, and 3rd line in 4th stanza?

Dauphy: Check

Hobbo: Third line repeated end of 3rd, 5th and 6th stanzas?

Dauphy: Check

Hobbo: Submit before 12th January 2021

Dauphy: Check.

Hobbo: Here it is then……………….

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?

Cowardly killer, dubbed number nineteen
Despicable, your sick form of roulette
Mindless bug, reaping death, obscene.

We'll wash our hands,we'll fight you clean
Whilst there is hope, we are not beaten yet
Cowardly killer, dubbed number nineteen.

So many bodies, it's almost routine
Shadowy form, with no silhouette
Mindless bug, reaping death, obscene.

Perverted agenda, to kill human beings
Fresh strains now to aid and abet
Cowardly killer, dubbed number nineteen.

Locked down again, stuck, quarantine
Not beaten though, you're a martinet
Mindless bug, reaping death, obscene.

We'll whup your arse with the new vaccine
What use then, is your global threat?
Cowardly killer, dubbed number nineteen
Mindless bug, reaping death, obscene.

Dauphy: Blimey, I’m exhausted.

Hobbo: All we have to do now is link it to the EIF website.

Dauphy: That could be a problem! You know what we’re like with technology.

Hobbo: I’ll do it. You go for a lie down!

Dauphy: I’ll just have a gravy bone first!…

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