DALEK POETRY

There are a number of reasons for today’s post.  First of all, I’m writing this in anticipation of the upcoming season of Doctor Who, featuring the newly regenerated Eleventh Doctor.  I believe the first episode airs next Saturday, April the third.  Another reason for today’s post comes from my new and apparent love of sci-fi poetry.  Writing poetry about the Kwisatz Haderach was just such a hoot, I had to give it a go with some more of my favorite science fiction.  Also thought it might be good to have a bit more poetry on this blog, as I’ve been relegating much of my more serious work to the KGB Poetry Press and to actual submissions.  This stuff is just fun.  And thirdly: I think Dalek poetry is the ultimate follow-up to a post on slam poetry (as slam is competitive, and there’s nothing a Dalek loves more than victory (although here the term “love” is a bit of a malapropism as Daleks can only feel hate, I’m sure you get the idea)).  This particular poem is written as a Shakespearean sonnet.  Enjoy, or BE EXTERMINATED!

“DALEK POETRY”

DALEKS OBEY DALEKS OBEY DALEKS
OBEY DALEKS OBEY DALEKS OBEY
DALEKS OBEY DALEKS OBEY DALEKS
OBEY DALEKS OBEY DALEKS OBEY!
MY VISION IS IMPAIRED; I CANNOT SEE!
MY VISION IS NOT IMPAIRED; KILL ON SIGHT!
MY VISION IS IMPAIRED; I CANNOT SEE!
MY VISION IS NOT IMPAIRED; KILL ON SIGHT!
EX-TER-MIN-ATE EX-TER-MIN-ATE EX-TER-
MIN-ATE EX-TER-MIN-ATE EX-TER-MIN-ATE
EX-TER-MIN-ATE EX-TER-MIN-ATE EX-TER-
MIN-ATE EX-TER-MIN-ATE EX-TER-MIN-ATE!
DALEK POETRY IS SUPERIOR!
DALEK POETRY IS SUPERIOR!

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I also think it’s appropriate to include this clip of the Dalek vs Cybermen verbal smackdown, one of the best-ever moments in Doctor Who (my humble Tenth-Doctor-biased opinion, of course):

INELEGANT??? EXTERMINATE!!!

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Listening to: Levitation Nation, Shpongle

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