Friday, January 20, 2012

A Groggy Sleeping Beauty Speaks to the Prince Who Just Woke Her with a Kiss: An Original Fairy Tale Poem


Here's another one of my fairy tale poems. This one is about Sleeping Beauty.


A Groggy Sleeping Beauty Speaks to the Prince Who Just Woke Her with a Kiss

I pricked my finger on the wheel
While spinning. How my head did reel,
And suddenly I counted sheep…
Then in an instant, fell asleep.
That’s all I can remember, though.
Was that one hundred years ago?
Are Mommy, Daddy still alive?
And when, dear prince, did you arrive?

You woke me with a kiss? How sweet.
Forsooth! I’m hungry. I could eat
Three little pigs, a wolf, a bear,
Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel’s hair!
Would you go fetch some burgers, fries,
A mushroom pizza—super size—
Three partridges, a roasted boar,
Two apple tarts…and one thing more:
A gallon of fresh lemonade?
Then please, dear prince, go kiss my maid.

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I'm doing the Poetry Friday Roundup at Wild Rose Reader this week.

12 comments:

Robyn Hood Black said...

Oh, Elaine - this is SO delightful! How fun and clever and unexpected. Thanks for sharing!

Caryl said...

Your fairy tale poems are wonderful! I hope you will have them publised someday. I'm glad I discovered your blog through Poetry Friday. Thanks for hosting!

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Hahaha! I love the last line. Made me chuckle out loud. I like fairy tales but I discovered that I love the fractured retelling more - we had a bimonthly theme devoted to just that - I wish I had discovered your poetry then, would have been a perfect poem to feature :)

Linda at teacherdance said...

Elaine, thanks again for hosting. I love your fairy tale poems. I imagine you reading them to your granddaughter, who will certainly love them too. They're just so clever!

Amy LV said...

Elaine, I swear you channel fairy tale characters! You must have enough for a rollicking collection by now, and what a treat to us all! a.

Mary Lee said...

Tee Hee!!

(again I say -- eBook, please! eBook, please!!)

Tara said...

You made me smile .. as Myra said, fairytales with a twist are better than the originals - certainly more fun!

Amy LV said...

Elaine, I swear you channel fairy tale characters! You must have enough for a rollicking collection by now, and what a treat to us all! a.

Charles Van Gorkom said...

What a happy humorous tale--I love it! Made me laugh light-heartedly! I agree, enough of these would make an attractive book!

laurasalas said...

I love your poem--love the mash-up of medieval and modern. The boar, the burgers, etc. So. Fun. And great ending!

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