The Ballad of the Rival Lord's Son
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|Title:||The Ballad of the Rival Lord's Son|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: TOS|
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The Ballad of the Rival Lord's Son is a 6-7 page story in rhyme by Ciana Mitchell.
It was published in Scattered Stars #3.
Reactions and Reviews
This is a very good poem/story. Even if you don't like poetry, you'll like this. The story is very fast paced and full of action. If you like poetry, you'll like this because it's very nicely done and the rhyme is not obtrusive, which, of course, it shouldn't be anyway. In the story Kirk is being forced to bond with another to save his people. Just to give you an idea of the flavor of the poem, I'll quote this part:
You can tell by this that it's very nicely written poetry that's poetry but doesn't sound like poetry. That's compliment even though I realize I may not be making myself clear. 
- Is it so great a price
- to let him sleep with me,
- if to bond with him
- keeps my people free?
To me, the only real poetry is rhymed and metered verse. This poem was nicely rhymed, but I never could get a fix on the meter she was using. 
I really liked this long poem. It tells a story in rhyme that keeps the reader's interest.