Friday, January 07, 2011

Not All Princes Are Cut from the Same Cloth: An Original Fairy Tale Poem

A few weeks ago I posted Fairy for Hire, an original poem from my unpublished collection Excerpts from the Fairy Tale Files. Today, I have another poem from the same collection.


“Yoohoo, Rapunzel! It’s your prince
With a gallon of Supreme Crème Rinse…
A gift for you, my lady fair,
To bring out highlights in you hair.
Oh hark! Rapunzel, listen, dear.
There’s something urgent you must hear.
I cannot climb your golden braid.
I’ve vertigo and I’m afraid
Of falling from the tower top—
At least a fifty-five-foot drop!
I just might break my royal bones.”

Rapunzel, in the tower, groans.
“Alas, I’ll live here all my life.
How will I marry? Be your wife?
You’re just a chicken! How did I
Get stuck with such a coward? WHY?
Sleeping Beauty’s prince is brave,
Prevails through hazards just to save
His dozing damsel in distress.
YOU give me crème rinse? I’m depressed.
Now show some gumption or I’ll be
A prisoner for eternity.
Unless you free me from this jail,
No one will write our fairy tale.”


At Wild Rose Reader, I have an original fairy tale letter poem titled My Dear Little Red.
The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Live. Love. Explore! this week.


fourth musketeer said...

Thanks for sharing! Very witty, and timely, with Tangled out in the theaters. I just saw it the other day, and I think actually the HAIR was the star of the movie, not any of the characters! I've often wondered how she washed her hair...

I enjoyed the film but the original version is SO much better, with the magical lettuce, out-of-wedlock pregnancy, evil witch scratching out the prince's eyes, redemption through Rapunzel's tears, etc.!

Sarah said...

Heee! Very good, I like it. :) When fairy-tales collide with real life.

Kate Coombs said...

Can't decide which I like better: the creme rinse or the vertigo!