The Ballad of Jim the SquidO Muses of EquestriaThe Ballad of Jim the Squid by ~xtheredmagex
Of odes both bright and grim:
Your blessings I beseech you give
To this, the Tale of Jim.
That blessed squid of thoughts so deep
And honor of a knight,
Sacrificed all for a damsel
In her dark time of plight.
Out from the sky Jim came to be
Within his lake, his home.
And now its secrets does he keep
A living, squid-shaped tome.
And as all tomes are wont to do,
His secrets does he share:
He fills his gummy gator friend
With thoughts and hopes and care.
For hours those two ponder life
And what its depths do hold,
Of meaning and fragility,
Of warmth and air and cold.
And to the sky his thoughts would oft'
Rise up into the light.
And oft' he dreamed of joining them
Ascending wise and bright.
One fateful morn came as they do:
With cloud and dark and strife.
A rainstorm meant for nourishment
Would end one dreamer's life.
Jim's scaly friend did seek him out
With earnest and with speed.
But when he came he found with shock
His friend was but a steed!
A demon sat upon his he