Poetry Project

Poems, ballads, and free verse by Joe Stevenson

Ballad: Bozzo the Brave

There was once a young knight

named Bozzo the Brave

who could not tell left from right

before tripping on his feet

and falling into a daze.

And one day the young knight, covered in armor and fleeces,

stumbled upon a sign offering a thousand gold pieces

the goal was simple, beat another in a fight

he laughed at the challenge and left for his plight

The young knight did not look for long, for his opponent was ready

to raise his sword true and run through his body;

but Bozzo the Brave was not daunted by this task,

though his armor confused and sword on his... foot.

The young knight was ready for his task,

to make his big name,

but found himself quite miffed

as he found his opponent laughed off the cliff.

So the young knight

named Bozzo the Brave

thrust his sword in victory

though he was a bit ashamed.

If I Were in Charge of the World

If I were in charge of the world

I'd make gasoline free,

along with lighters,

and hairspray, and also matches.

If I were in charge of the world

There'd be no responsibilities,

no cowering, and

nothing to lose.

If I were in charge of the world

You wouldn't be stopped from pillaging.

You wouldn't be hindered from raiding.

You wouldn't be shunned for razing.

Or be looked at in impolite ways.

You wouldn't even have sisters.

If I were in charge of the world

you could have weapons,

you could have bombs,

or even something worse,

Would still be allowed to be

In charge of the world.

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Free Verse: Computer

Plenty of enjoyment

to be had

with a Computer in front of you

but you shall not remember

whatever you have done

pride proposed long ago

when you have your met deaths bed