Thursday, October 16, 2014

My Take on Fairytales

Hello dear reader, today's prompt for #OctPoWriMo is 'once upon a time' and 'happily ever after'. That's right, we are delving into the world of fairytales. Nothing about my work in the past has indicated fairytales, but I really stepped outside my comfort zone on this one. I think this one is fun, whimsical, and downright playful. And it rhymes. Go figure. 

Rod E. Kok
October 16, 2014

I don't believe in fairytales
it's really not my thing,
I've never told my children tales
of dragons and of kings.


We’ve watched some shows
on the T.V
of Rubbles and the Stones,
we watched them drive around their cars
of dirty rocks and bones.


I’ve read them poems
of ancient deeds,
they rode a trojan horse.
Those bards of old
could tell a tale,
words of truth of course.


We’ve sung our songs
of buses wheels,
and Irish unicorns,
but now we hear
the beating drum
marching until morn.


I don’t believe in fairytales,
it’s really not my thing,
I will not teach them, I’m too prim
they really are quite Grimm.



14 comments:

  1. It's wonderful to know that you read poems of ancient deeds to your children..nicely penned. :)

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    1. Thank you Payal! I'm trying to get my kids interested in poetry :-)

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  2. This is fun! A rollicking sort of poem - needs music. ^_^

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  3. Nice!
    And fun, as you said :-)

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  4. Love the pun at the end of this. Very nice.

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    1. Thanks! The ending made my wife giggle :-)

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