Once Upon a Rhyme . . .
“And the Ogre Ate Him . . . “
by Louis-Leopold Bolly
Perhaps in every life may chime
A single once upon a time,
When simple fantasies come true
With happy-ever-afters due.
The beast, becalmed, may bless the maid,
Who boldly hurries to his aid.
Endangered ones may find rebirth,
Surrounded by all nature’s mirth.
Though fairy tales may fill our dreams,
We wake to find far darker themes.
May I elaborate, my dear,
As long as I still have you here?
Reality spills out in rills
That often churn against our wills.
When plots may thicken, life grows tough.
The pages turn not fast enough.
An ogre menaces in wrath,
Resembling a psychopath.
The innocent are downed, dismissed,
As evildoers may persist.
What happened to the sunset ride,
The prince and princess at his side?
When will the ragged edges mend?
‘Tis only at the story’s end.
Posted for a variety of prompts:
Easy Street Prompts (“a little different”)
Heads or Tails (“Once upon a time . . . “
Monday Poetry Train (poems – Writer’s Choice)
Poefusion (“As long as I have you here . . . “)
Poetic Asides (April P.A.D. Challenge: “rebirth”)
Read Write Poem (NaPoWriMo)
Simply Snickers (“beast,” “bless” and “bold”)
Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.