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Initiate- Chapter 1Chapter 1
On my 13th birthday, I received the strangest gift.
It all started with a dare. A stupid dare, really; just to throw toilet paper on the balcony of the house across the street. And it seemed simple enough at the time. My parents were busy drinking mint Schnapps while my friends and I were playing a particularly rowdy game of truth or dare upstairs. They probably wouldn't have noticed an elephant running down the street with a troupe of naked circus performers running after it. Getting out of the house would be easy. It was the man who owned the house I intended to victimize who scared the crap out of me.
From the outside, Mr Philips looked like a pretty regular guy; mid-fifties, classic mid-life crisis haircut (you know, when they're trying to look cool but half their hair is gone) and pointy leather shoes. Pretty normal for a guy living in Westmount. The freakiness started at night, after everyone was sleeping. Although the blinds were drawn, long periods of neighbour watchi
You're Not A PoetYou’re not a poet because of strung words
Together on row upon row again
Of blank verse or perhaps liberal rhyme.
‘Slam’ all you want, other poets wonder;
Your ignorance of couplets a blunder?
Yes! I speak harshly, but it’s no gross crime,
To point with honesty failed verse of thine.
No real poet discards upper case words;
Lets prose crawl on paper like listless worms.
You seek to free verse of those stern letters,
Sever away bleak capital fetters,
But it doesn’t sing of great speech sublime,
Rather, it sneaks of writing in spare time.
Wait! before you throw me in the icy Rhine;
It’s hard to put verse together in rhyme,
To make our dull words sound great all the time,
Hear them ring out loud, like a clear clock’s chime,
Heralding a poet’s summer prime.
Yet the sacred muses weep at your crime;
Your pentameter mangled thick like slime,
The subject not gilded in raiment fine;
Your bold ink font, crystal waters divine
Tastes bitter to the ton
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