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APED: "rocky iv"

May 10th, 2009 (11:16 pm)

mindset requested a poem set to the Soviet Anthem and based on the events of ROCKY IV.

Rocky came Eastward to fight Ivan Drago,
braving the snow for a training montage.
Avenging the death of his old friend Apollo,
who fell underneath the huge Russian's barrage.

Balboa! The Italian Stallion.
Go the distance, Rocky, without fail.
No meat to punch here, the lines are too long
unless you're high in the party ranks.
Train as best you can with what you have:
saw wood, split logs and then pull a sledge!

Rocky climbed mountains, the Russian used needles
each of them training to be the best man.
At first Rocky's efforts were clumsy and feeble
and yet he persisted with Duke's training plan!


The crowd hated Rocky, and cheered for the Russian,
but soon were won over as blows were exchanged!
Better two men fighting than twenty million,
Dare we to dream: everybody can change!



Posted by: Mindset (mindset)
Posted at: May 11th, 2009 08:28 am (UTC)
dance dance socialist revolution

So happy. As good or better than I could have possibly imagined.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 13th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)

I think there's probably an upper limit on how good this can be! :) But I am glad it serves.

Posted by: trinfaneb (trinfaneb)
Posted at: May 11th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)

Very cool! Translate it into Russian and add the appropriate music and I just know it would sound great :)

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 13th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)

Thanks! Although I seriously doubt it scans in Russian. Alas, I was unable to fit in a "hearts on fire, strong desire" couplet, but Stallone's "ennreebuhee cah chaaen!" speech is there, so I'm happy with that.

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