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A Monstrous Manifesto
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catvalente
For everyone who was at Strowlercon and asked for it, and all those who weren't but might want it, here is the poem I read on Friday night. It is my gift to Strowlerfolk, you may reproduce it free, forever.



If you are a monster, stand up.
If you are a monster, a trickster, a fiend,
If you’ve built a steam-powered wishing machine
If you have a secret, a dark past, a scheme,
If you kidnap maidens or dabble in dreams
Come stand by me.

If you have been broken, stand up.
If you have been broken, abandoned, alone
If you have been starving, a creature of bone
If you live in a tower, a dungeon, a throne
If you weep for wanting, to be held, to be known,
Come stand by me.

If you are a savage, stand up.
If you are a witch, a dark queen, a black knight,
If you are a mummer, a pixie, a sprite,
If you are a pirate, a tomcat, a wright,
If you swear by the moon and you fight the hard fight,
Come stand by me.

If you are a devil, stand up.
If you are a villain, a madman, a beast,
If you are a strowler, a prowler, a priest,
If you are a dragon come sit at our feast,
For we all have stripes, and we all have horns,
We all have scales, tails, manes, claws and thorns
And here in the dark is where new worlds are born.
Come stand by me.



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Re: Stand up! up! up! Raise da roof!

Yup, my brain when to that poem as well. This is a lovely twist to his invitation. :)

Wish I could have been there. Thank you for sharing, Cat!

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