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Calavera a Rainbow Dash



What is a Calavera?

A Calavera Literaria is a satirical poem, written as an epitaph, about a person, relative or friend. It usually depicts that person being taken to the afterlife/grave/tomb/cemetery by the personification of Death, the "Grim Reaper", while describing habits and attitudes or funny anecdotes about that (still living) person.

It's usually written as a group of strophes with four verses and "free rhyme", so it's up to the writer to decide the rhyme between verses.

This particular set of Calaveras are written as a Cuarteta (fisrt verse rhymes with the third and the second with the fourth) of eight syllabes.

And, because personal preferences, I decided that nopony would die, so I decided that every pony would trick the Death into... well... don't take them to the afterlife, in a way that made sense according to the character.



:bulletred:Since I wrote this in Spanish and in Rhyme, translating it into English, still making sense and Rhyming too, is very VERY difficult. Spanish is a very flexible language, so one can change the order of the words Yoda-style and still makes sense; Also, in Spanish there is something known as "Grammatical Gender" that gives a gender to the nouns; that means that the Death is a SHE (La Muerte) and because that, it's called "Flaca", "huesuda", "catrina", "calaca", etc.

So, TL;DR: I apologize to the non-Spanish-Speakers, because this probably will not make any sense to you anyway...
Calavera to Rainbow Dash
Exists here a pegasus
that says she is (without modesty
but whispering, just in case)
“the fastest flyer in Equestria”

She enjoys crossing the skies
with superequine speed
but she nearly need some ice
when she crashed in a corner.

This was not the only time
that she risked her health,
but the first (maybe)
that she saw the Death face-to-face.

“To the graveyard you'll go tomorrow”
said the Grim Reaper, unfunny
“you made your last achievement
and your last stunt”

Fond of competitions
Dash challenged her to a race:
“If I win, you leave;
and if you lose, you go away”

Was Dash so confident
of being able to win
that she gave the Grim Reaper
a chance to start first.

But the Death was not even by the middle
when Dash (an athlete, after all)
with much ease
was waiting for her at the goal.

And was this way that this Pegasus
still lives in Ponyville
and also, in this case
is twenty percent more “cool”

Attribution time!

The vectors used in this deviation are:
●"Rainbow Dash - Dash With It" by *MysteriousKaos
●"Cloudsdale Landscape" by *Zvn

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