The latest NaPoWriMo prompt requires a poem from the point of view of a lesser character in a fairy tale. Here goes:
The tale is told of a foolish girl
Who went to visit gran,
Her head, as always, was in a whirl*,
And she had no sort of plan
For contingencies which might arise,
Such as a wolfing-down
Of grannikins (to her great surprise),
And wolfie acting the clown
With ‘all the better to …’ repartee
In response to her remarks –
Instead of just getting on with tea,
On chit-chat he embarks!
Grandparent, wolf, and red-topped maid
All get top billing here,
Whilst I, who to the wolf put paid,
Will hardly rate a cheer;
No admiration for my skill
Without my axe, then granny still
Inside that tum would be!
And guess who would have joined her there?
The girl with red on head!
The tale would be one of despair,
With all but wolfie dead!
No mention that, when she’d grown up
To be a beauty rare,
I up and married the silly pup,
And granny’s house we share;
If ‘twere not for me, there could not be
A cause for joy and laughter,
‘Twas due to me, indubitably,
That Happily Ever After!
*Not to mention a red pointy cover.