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NaPoWriMo Poem Day 22 ~~ Fairy Tales


Fairy Tales

Fairy tales new and old
Little girls and boys so bold
Fairies, witches the occasional troll
These are stories to be told

Cats in hats, kittens with mittens
Cows jumping over moons being smitten
Evil stepmothers, with apples to be bitten
Dark, gloomy castles a welcome addition

Tales of knights and maidens fair
Dragons flying in the air
Some with a quaint family of bears
Eating porridge in china dinnerware

We are never too old nor too young
To hear of magic beans that were flung
Growing upwards to where the giants sung
Oh, how I love to read about heroes unsung

So gather children at my feet
For tales of houses made of sweets
Where bricks of gold pave the streets
And animals walk, talk and meet

Once upon a time
When all was fine
In every pleasant clime
Faeries shared everything of mine.

This poem was done from the NaPoWriMo’s prompt for today, which was;

Today, I challenge you to write a poem for children. This could be in the style of a nursery rhyme, or take a cue from Edward Lear or Shel Silverstein. It could rhyme — or not. It could be short — or not. Happy writing!

I didn’t follow it to the letter, as my poem is about fairy tales not a fairy tale. I hope you enjoy!