I know I haven’t been posting much at Wild Rose Reader lately. I apologize. It’s been an extremely busy summer. I had hoped to write reviews of two poetry books for today--but I never got around to doing that. I spent most of this week shopping, preparing food, and packing for our third trip to Maine this summer. Instead of the reviews, I’m posting another poem from my unpublished collection titles Excerpts from the Fairy Tale Files. The following poem is a conversation between the Third Billy Goat Gruff and the Troll that lived under the bridge.
I’m Billy Goat Gruff, the third. I’m tough.
I’m muscle-bound and mean.
And I’m the boss so let me cross
To reach the pasture green.
Well, I’m the troll. I’m brave and bold
I’m really getting sick
Of bearded deer trip-trapping here
Around my bailiwick.
You will not pass to reach green grass.
I’ll kill you, Gruff. Now scoot!
I’ll stand my ground—so turn around
And find another route.
You ugly troll, I’ll reach my goal—
It’s written in the story.
Now eat your pride and step aside
And things won’t get too gory.
At Political Verses, I reposted a poem about Glenn Beck titled Dead Beckoning. The post includes a video of Beck on FOX TV and a link to Glenn-Harried Glenn-Lost, a recent segment on The Colbert Report. Here’s the link: Glenn Beck Revisited.
The Poetry Friday Roundup is at A Wrung Sponge this week.