14 February 2019

#14 - Burning Down Convents

All opera needs a bloody heroine
to face down malice and hypocrisy,
to drink and love and fight before she dies ‒
une amoureuse who fills life to to the brim
with all the joy and pain that make us free
she knows that faintheart seldom wins the prize.

So if you want to gain a boy's devotion
with something that will hook him nice and quick ‒
unsheathe your sword in one swift fluid motion,
then stab him through the shoulder ‒ that's the trick.

And if you want to grab a girl's attention
with something more than just a winning smile,
there really is one thing I ought to mention ‒
go burn down convents baby ‒ that's the style.


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