Poetry Friday: Goblin Poem

Goblin WarrensI’ve been missing my weekly Dungeons and Dragons game lately (which, for reasons of real life, we have been unable to play for a few weeks now), so when my husband sent me a link to Paizo Publishing’s Pathfinder blog it entertained me a little more than it probably otherwise would have. Paizo publishes Dragon and Dungeon magazines, which are both great if you play D&D and probably very boring if you don’t. I enjoy Dragon a lot and always look through Dungeon too (if only for the art). Some of my favorite art pieces from the magazines can be seen on my “I Want to Play Her” page. My favorite thing from the blog, however, was a cute little poem that the publishers wrote about the nature of goblins (who are nasty little buggers you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley, but make for great low-level enemies in the game). I decided to share it for poetry Friday, with credit to the Pathfinder staff, of course! (Oh, and the picture to the right is an old Magic: The Gathering card that somehow seemed to fit the spirit of the poem just right!)

The Goblin Song
Goblins chew and goblins bite,
Goblins cut and goblins fight,
Stab the dog and cut the horse,
Goblins eat and take by force!

Goblins race and goblins jump,
Goblins slash and goblins bump,
Burn the skin and mash the head,
Goblins here and you be dead!

Chase the baby, catch the pup,
Bonk the head to shut it up!
Bones be cracked, flesh be stewed,
We the goblins—you the food!

-The Pathfinder Staff

There is a round-up of today’s Poetry Friday posts and some great firefly poems for spring at Big A little a!

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