A New Fairy Tale Begins



Way back in the shade of a spreading oak tree
In a wood where the vines are quite dense
Stands a cute little cottage with thatch on the roof
blue walls and a white picket fence

Each day at dawnsbreak the house comes alive
with the sounds of laughter and cheer
Soon the odor of breakfast is aloft on the breeze
There is love there that much is clear

The sweetest of fairies then flits off with a smile
full of joy she will spread fairy dust
On the meadows and brooks, the forests and streams
Sharing joy, she can't help it, she must

While a smiling young gnome tends the house and the yard
His green thumb has gained much repute
He grows berries and corn, tomatoes and figs
and some orchids, 'cause she thinks they're cute

One day came the news, the fairy's with child
The magical realm was quite shocked
For a pairing like this had never born fruit
but for nine months she knitted and rocked

Yes a gnome called Bartholamew met a fairy named Amethyst
and love bloomed like a magical flower
They married and soon as nature saw fit
thrice blessed was the house of Fitzpower
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Submitted by CoachSpivey on July 10, 2014

Modified on March 09, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXB XCXC XDXD XEXE XFEF XXXA
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,047
Words 202
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Brian Spivey

I've been writing for nearly 40 years. It's been a good ride. Hope you enjoy. I have one series of poems that should be read together. "A Sad Fairy Tale", "Happily", "A New Fairy Tale Begins", and "The Result of True Love". As the Staler Brothers sang "Some I wrote for money, some I wrote for fun, some I wrote and threw away, and never sang for anyone. One I wrote for Mama, and a couple still aren't through, I've lost track of all the rest but the most I wrote for you." Enjoy. more…

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