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Poetry By: moonphish

once upon a time....

Submitted:Mar 11, 2012    Reads: 6    Comments: 3    Likes: 1   

hank and gretch were siblings

with a mom whose health had failed
this lass and lad, then stepmom had
who ranted, raved and railed
this stepmom told their spineless dad
to murder them one day
it wasn't right, but none too bright
he wanted to obey
he led them off one chilly morn
far out into the wild
he brought a knife to take the life
of male and female child
hank had dropped some crusts of bread
to relocate their path
but birds then supped and ate them up
and left no aftermath
their dad just could not slay them
so he ditched them both right there
so they could freeze by slow degrees
or dined on by a bear
they really didn't have a home
they finally understood
they'd rather dare take on a bear
than stepmom, quite no good
they wandered through the hills and fields
encountering a lodge
twas made, its said, from gingerbread
with broom shed for garage
a kindly woman bade them in
or so that was their hunch
but evil leer made things quite clear
about her plans for lunch
when that ol' stove was roaring good
they roughly shoved her in
and she was cooked as on they looked
how crispy grew her skin
they then acquired great hunting skills
to help to keep them fed
and after that, they grew quite fat
on bears and gingerbread


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