Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday's Child

My second post for the day...i am on a roll...

Dear Prudence, don't fret,
Don't feel glum, don't feel sad.
This potion will be the most delicious,
Scrumptous you have had.

We've added five green frogs legs,
6 toads warts, 2 mice eyes.
a four eyed spider, bat's blood,
and a boiling cup of flies.

3 scales from puff the dragon,
2 burger patties and fries,
some 2 year old toenails and,
over the top whispered some lies.

We boiled it til it bubbled.
Let it sit for just a bit.
Now its just the right temperature
" Prudence...take a little sip.

See, look at Magical Marvin,
now take a look at me!
Our figures sublime, power great!
Soon like us you'll be."

So Prudence took a sip
and her face began to twitch
her body started dancing
she vanished into mist.

and there before them stood,
(Marvin and Gertie blinked their eyes!)
Prudence as pretty as ever
could win a beauty pageant prize!!!

You see poor Gertie and Marvin
were getting on in years.
They forgot to wear their glasses
Poor prudence was in tears.

So the two set to work
to make a potion that would undo
the damage they had done
that made Prudence feel so blue!

They worked for 12 hours straight!!!
and finally got it right.
Prudence took a little sip
then disappeared out of sight.

Marvin and Gertie were surprised
by a knock upon the door,
for there stood Prudence
just as she was before.

a valuable lesson was learnt
by the magical three.
Be happy with who you are,
You be you, and I'll be me!

By Mandy Snow
Inspired by Mondays Child

til next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

10 comments:

Deborah said...

An absolutely wonderful poem

Be happy with who you are,
You be you, and I'll be me!

and a perfect ending for children ... and adults too! :o)

Jinksy said...

Fun poem, but the rhythm did go a bit off in some of the verses...Do you always try reading them aloud, after you've written them? I find that helps iron out any little hiccups in the pace of the whole thing. Hope you don't mind a handy hint from a fellow rhymester...

signed...bkm said...

Wonderful with a wonderful moral -- love the whole recipe

"3 scales from puff the dragon,
2 burger patties and fries,
some 2 year old toenails and,
over the top whispered some lies."

Everyone did such a great job with this prompt....all seem to be in the holiday spirit...love it - thank you so much for posting at Monday's Child....glad you had fun with it...bkm

sarah said...

love love love it! you're an amazing writer! when star get home from school i am going to read it to her! she is still trying to get her head around this writing poetry idea... she is gonna love this!....blessings....s...

Marinela Reka said...

Great, love it. Nicely done :)
Short Poems

Maurie Kirschner said...

Sublime! ; )

Obviously this word is just meant to go with this image! To funny.

I love the moral at the end - very nicely done!

Emakesart said...

great poem..so fun, and I love the moral!!

Esther

Kristin said...

I LOVE IT! You did such a beautiful job - I love the "whispered some lies" part too and the moral at the end is perfect - wonderful! xoxox

Carin said...

Love it Mandy!

Kristin said...

Hi there!
Thanks for your sweet message - I wish I could see those Barbie shoe boxes - I LOVE the idea and can just picture you with a shoe wardrobe for them all, xo