Author Topic: Ode to Carcassonne from Gamer's Mind  (Read 2220 times)

Offline evmillan

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Ode to Carcassonne from Gamer's Mind
« on: July 18, 2013, 05:40:29 PM »
 I'd like to share a this nice poem, taken from Gamer's Mind blog http://ekted.blogspot.com/2005_10_01_archive.html

Ode to Carcassonne

Upon this land, the sun revealed
Quiet roads as yet unknown.
Upon the walls, emboldened shield,
The greenest grass in every field.
Behold! The land of Carcassonne!

With modest plans for its design,
The Meeples came from distant lands,
With dreams of cloth and wheat and wine,
And roaming room for every swine,
They took their tools into their hands.

It started out in harmony,
With open space for all to share.
The Meeples planned and did agree,
To build their home from sea to sea.
But no one had become aware...

Towers filled the autumn sky.
Built from stones the land bestowed.
The cloister bells rang on high,
To tell them that their dream was nigh,
But the pleasantry plateaued.

Their status would not remain unflaunted.
Their avarice it grew unchecked.
The lesser Meeples simply wanted,
To send their fellow knights undaunted,
Into cities granting more respect.

Soon the Meeples were at war.
The cities, farms, and roads, as one,
Became the source of bad rapport.
Not even monks could they restore,
The damage that was done.

On the final day a farmer crept,
Upon the tallest tower,
To view his domain while others slept.
But in his sudden grief he wept,
For there were no more farms to conquer.



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Re: Ode to Carcassonne from Gamer's Mind
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 12:22:28 PM »
Nice! Surprised I haven't seen that yet, considering its from 2005.

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Re: Ode to Carcassonne from Gamer's Mind
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 11:27:56 PM »
That's great!!!

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Re: Ode to Carcassonne from Gamer's Mind
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 05:45:00 AM »
Indeed, very cool.

This is right up my alley, as one of my other hobbies is song parody writing. Great poem.

I feel inspired by this to create a thread just in case anyone has a song they want parodied.
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Re: Ode to Carcassonne from Gamer's Mind
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 03:12:26 AM »
evmillan,
I like it - good found.

But we learned short time before from HiG follows:
one Meeple - many Meeple.

I would like to see some new tiles for this nice poem...  ;D


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