The “Ba-rai-zuin”


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He fought the Ba-rai-zuin when the snow was thick n’ chillin’

He journeyed a’top the western slopes, his husky pack a’skewin’

He bought a musket from a store where thu’ whusky wasa’ brewin

“He Slew the Bah-rai-Zuin”

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Nor many months his honey chile had been gently ‘picininnis’ grewin’

So he took him a jug, 1/2 a pig-hog and a length of beef jerky fur chewin’

The ole smokestack was noe’ cold from the biddy and the engine slewin’

DemBala, “He slew the Bah-rai-Zuin”

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He panned for gold by the River Shore where dem’ grey fish die a’queue-in’

Yet these tales he told to the worn an’ bold did not go real well with the tellin’

Till he told them all of his miraculous fall, wi’ Jud, dun the jag’d falls of E’rin

“They knew, he slew the Bah-rai-Zuin”

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‘Manitok – is Rugged’ she bore him tha’ child he loved, his virgin bride her eyes so wide

Two weeks later down in the northern range his ‘Creedmor’ and two bearskins by his side

A frenn brought news of ‘Manirik’ his sweet-soft ‘panik’ – Baladin broke down and cried

“Who slew the Bah-rai-zuin?”

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Ole’ Porcupine has ice that makes a’cut in Yukon terri-tory as summer bees are clusterin’

They fight to keep ‘us’ warm, not freeze, yet starve beyon’ tha blu’ Mackenzie Mount’in

Where Baladin has wrestled cold and spied the Alligator’s ash, one-part the ‘Ring of Fire’

and quenched the Bah-rai-zuin his blood desire

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Who’s howl awakened death, brought the wind to heel where blood runs to cold in night-light?

For pirates of the Klondyke this creature wore their match and sent many home to town

 DemBala the wolf-master, he tamed the pack by stealth for only he knew a killing grasp

“He who slew the Bah-rai-zuin” – dead!

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written byedenbray  18.03.12 

” ‘Manitok – is Rugged’ she bore him tha’ child he loved,”


” Manirik, his sweet-soft ‘panik’ ”

‘ a smooth piece of ice’

glossary of terms – esk – picininni – baby : panik – esk – a daughter : River Porcupine and Mackenzie Mountain are both in the Yukon territory of NW Canada, as is the Alligator, a volcanic geezer, one of five known collectively as the ‘Ring of Fire’. Other stuff is down to poetic interpretation …


About edenbray

I've always enjoyed writing and thats all I want to do... .. . I’m not sure why I stopped writing, was it 9/11? .. . Eden Bray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions. The effluence of my short life .. . I'm a Writer and Artist - since 1966, now a Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . please join the shebang but more importantly please leave me a marker with a comment for my ego and my encouragement :- thanks, edenbray
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2 Responses to THE BAH-RAI-ZUIN

  1. jessicaphiri says:

    This fella is always up to no good:)

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