Friday, January 13, 2012

FAX to Prince Charming: An Original Fairy Tale Poem

Nearly twenty years ago, I began work on a collection of fairy tale poems. I have posted a number of the poems previously at Wild Rose Reader. Today, I have a poem written in the form of a FAX from Cinderella to Prince Charming.




             10 TINY TOES LANE
             FAIRYTOWN, FRANCE

Remember me…the lovely lass
Who lost her slipper made of glass?
I didn’t want to leave the ball,
But I received an urgent call
From Rent-A-Coach demanding I
Return their carriage pronto. Why?
I guess some wealthy magistrate
Reserved it for a midnight date.
I’ve heard you’re searching everywhere
To find the maid who fit the pair
Of teeny tiny crystal shoes.
My darling prince, I have good news:
I’ve got the left. You’ve got the right.
Come try it on MY foot tonight!
You’ll find my address up above.
Can’t wait to see you. All my love.


The Poetry Friday Roundup is at A Teaching Life.

FYI: I’ll be doing the Poetry Friday Roundup next week at Wild Rose Reader.


Linda B said...

Ah-so very tongue in cheek, with Cinderella having the upper hand, or should I say upper foot! I love the fast rhythm in her talking, Elaine. It gave me a good chuckle.

jama said...

Clever and convincing. Thanks for making me smile today, Elaine! Have a great weekend :).

Katya said...

That's very clever and funny!

Robyn Hood Black said...

This is great! I love this "take charge" Cinderella....;0)

April Halprin Wayland said...

A FAX poem--WOW! I'd like to get inside some of our amazing poetic brains. Oh, what a wild and crazy ride that would be...


Ruth said...

How fun!

Mary Lee said...

Your fairy tale poems always make me laugh!

I think you should talk to Sylvia and Janet about publishing them as an e-book. I'd love to have these poems in my students' hands on the Kindle/Kindle app!!!

laurasalas said...

Love it!

posse said...

i love your poem.

Amy L V said...

What fun! I can't wait to share this with my own children tonight. You're such a blast, and whenever I read your poems, Elaine, I hear you reading them out loud. a.

ps - Can you believe my word verification is 'unrose'

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