Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Magically Maligned

Consider from the perspective of that forgotten fairy godmother, who arrived late to Sleeping Beauty's christening.

So Easy to Displease, Part One by Paula Gail Benson

How much trouble could it be,
To prepare for an unexpected fairy?
Their protest that they thought me dead,
Left them with something horrific to dread --
A death sentence upon the new baby!
When? Who knew? Wait and see.
My spell, once cast, could not be rescinded,
However, a meddling godmother tried to mend it.
Rather than death, the kingdom would sleep,
Waiting for a true love to creep
Through the brambles and past the slumbering,
To cure with a kiss the family’s bumbling.
In a hundred years, they’d awake in joy
To celebrate the curiosity of an intrepid boy.

© Paula Gail Benson, all rights reserved

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