Friday, January 21, 2011

FOR SALE: An Original Fairy Tale Poem

Here’s another poem from my unpublished collection Excerpts from the Fairy Tale Files. It's about Snow White's evil stepmother.


My magic mirror is for sale.
It’s such an awful tattletale!
It told me things about my foe
I’d really rather never know.
I MUST be fairest in the land…
Not second best! You understand?
I want to be the most divine.
My reputation’s on the line!
The seven dwarfs? Those little cretins!
They should be in the dungeon, beaten.
They foiled my plans to kill the lass.
I’ve got to sell my looking glass
And spend the cash on wrinkle cream,
A nose job, and a health regime,
Two weekends at a beauty spa.
Then I’ll look like a movie star.
I’ll be the fairest in the land!
And Snow White?
She can go pound sand!

Here are links to the other fairy tale poems that I’ve posted at Blue Rose Girls:

Not All Princes Are Cut from the Same Cloth
Fairy for Hire
At Wild Rose Reader I have A Snowstorm Poem Three Ways.
Tara has the Poetry Friday Roundup at A Teaching Life.


Andrea Murphy said...

Fun! I'm a fan of all wicked queens. Thanks for sharing.


Unknown said...

I especially liked the concluding line--all pretense of "royal dignity" is punctured when those two last syllables whack the ear.

Mary Lee said...

I'm imagining a voice-over with the Disney images and your poem!!

laurasalas said...

Love this one, Elaine! My own fairy tale collection is locked in a dungeon and beaten already:>/