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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 16th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Poem: "Divine Diplomacy"

Thanks to estaratshirai, janetmiles, lizamanynames, and geek_dragon for the prompts.

Divine Diplomacy

When the Old World gods
followed their followers to the New World,

the locals were not best pleased.
“Do something!” the goddesses said to their husbands.

So the gods painted themselves up
and went to negotiate with the newcomers.

“Why are you here?” said the American gods,
“and why should we let you in?”

“You have to let me in!” said Lugh.
“I can do everything.”

Buddha rubbed his golden belly.
“Let me in and I’ll make you fat and happy.”

Jesus wrung his pierced hands and said,
“I don’t know, I just came to save the world.”

“Well, I suppose we could consider it,”
the American gods began.

Then Pan bawled, “Hellooooo, ladies!”
dove off the boat and ran after the maidens.

“Hey! Those are my maidens!”
yelled Coyote, throwing magical turds at Pan.

“Food fight!” yelled Loki,
pushing a pie in Thor’s face.

It all went downhill from there, but on the way home
the American gods thought of a few new ideas.

“So how did it go?”
the goddesses clamored.

“Well,” said Tezcatlipoca,
“at least their hearts are in the right place.”
estaratshirai From: estaratshirai Date: January 16th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Poem: "Divine Diplomacy"

Hee! That last couplet. Oh dear. :D
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