Evermore Green

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

A tongue in cheek rhyming story of love and deception.

This is a story of gardens that grow,

Love inspired, by the seeds that they sow.

A story of power and a magical ball,

A story of lovers who hastened the call.

 

I’ll start out this story with Princess LaNear

Who lived on an island, on the planet Shyear.

Her father, the king, built his castle up high,

On the highest of hills, beneath the Evermore Sky.

 

One day the Princess and her mother the Queen

Were strolling in gardens named “Evermore Green”

When a good looking lad climbed over a wall

And knelt before them, holding a ball.

 

He said, “Oh Queen, look kindly on me,

I come from a land beyond the great sea.

I come before you to offer this Sphere

As a token of love for the lovely LaNear.”

 

“Is this a joke?!?” Demanded the Queen.

“You dare disturb us in Evermore Green?

You want to give this ball to my daughter LaNear?

It’s a cheep bit of glass, I should chop off your ear!”

 

The lad said, “Oh Queen, don’t send me away.

The Gods sent this message, please hear what they say.

It speaks, my Lady, just reach out your hand

And the words it renders will tell you their plan.”

 

“I will do it!” said Princess LaNear,

“For the voices you’ve heard, I want to hear.”

So LaNear reached out and touched the sphere’s side,

Then the ball started shaking as a voice from it cried,

 

“This lad and princess shall be bride and groom

On the Eve of Evermore, at the rise of the Moon.

By the words of the Gods no mortal shall tarry

For all will perish if they do not marry!”

 

Well the Queen trembled and the Princess passed out

 And the King, passing by, quickly came out.

“What was that noise and this lad, who is he?”

“Touch the Sphere,” said the Queen, “and you will soon see.”

 

Yes, the voice spoke again to the King’s court, arrayed,

And they summoned the Oracle; a decision was made.

The Princes selected where the wedding would be,

In the fields of flowers near the Evermore Sea.

 

 Everyone attended from kingdoms, galore,

 From all nations they came, to the Evermore shore

 Bringing exotic offerings and gifts of gold

To mark the occasion of a wedding so bold.

 

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Many years have passed, there’s a new King and Queen

And their children love playing in Evermore Green.

They love to play King’s Court, with pomp and glory,

And when they grow weary --- they beg for a story.

 

So their mother weaves a tale of a daring young man,

A ventriloquist’s son from the Land of Tran

Who conspired with a Princess, one moonlit night,

To be together, forever; it was love at first sight.

 

 

D. Thurmond / JEF 

Org. 1985

Rew. 2012 & Rew. 2019


Submitted: January 12, 2015

© Copyright 2020 D. Thurmond aka JEF. All rights reserved.

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Mr Watson

Loved the twist at the end JEF. A great piece I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thu, December 31st, 2015 1:24pm

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Thanks! This is my wife's favorite Story-Poem; she's such a romantic. cjal (Chuckle just a little.). ... Thanks for responding.

Sat, January 2nd, 2016 9:41am

Jeff Bezaire

Very clever! I was trying to figure out how they could have scammed the king and queen - I never thought of ventriloquism! Bravo, sir!
The flow of the poem is well done. It's a great whimsical piece. I thoroughly enjoyed this brief adventure. Your words and the story weaved bring great amusement. Highly entertaining!

Tue, April 12th, 2016 8:11pm

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Thanks, it is my wife's favorite story-poem. ... I like writing these story-poems from time to time, they challenge me with rhyme and flow. And I do try to put some humor in whenever possible, it a necessity of life.

Wed, April 13th, 2016 1:11pm

K J Walker

Brilliant. I liked the story, and the way it flowed.
Any more story/poems from the planet Shyear?
Cheers Kevin

Fri, January 20th, 2017 9:13pm

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Thanks for the kind comment. --- No, not from Shyear, but story-poem I have. "Dracula's Lost Love" --- "Wilber's Outhouse" --- "Shadow In the Mist" --- "A Hole in a Sole" --- "The Man and the Seal", as well as others. --- Hope you read and enjoy.

Sat, January 21st, 2017 10:21am

SLJONES

Love this what great writing

Thu, May 10th, 2018 11:54pm

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Thanks again, also an early story poem that has been revised and rewritten over the last 20 years; this is the final version.

Fri, May 11th, 2018 9:42am

Criss Sole

What an enchanting poem! I simply loved it and am so glad i came by to read it. Beautifully written. A wonderful love story with a great twist at the end!

Fri, May 18th, 2018 6:09pm

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Thank you, much. It is one of my oldest story-poems and a long-standing labor of love.

Sat, May 19th, 2018 10:00am

Prince EL

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this fun and so well written poetic tale. Great rhyming. Awesome job!

Sat, May 4th, 2019 11:40pm

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Thanks so much. --- This was one of my first story-poems and it has been tweaked and rewritten several times; I think it is done, yah, it's done.

Tue, May 7th, 2019 2:21pm

jmm424

What a great, fun, and excellently written story!

Fri, May 10th, 2019 2:42am

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Thanks, it took many rewrites over many years.

Mon, May 13th, 2019 9:23am

Sharief Hendricks

Wow, Jef , this is truly something special !

So unique and clever and with the added challenge of making it rhyme …

Bravo !!!

Mon, August 31st, 2020 5:44pm

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Thanks Sharief, happy you enjoyed it. --- This was one of my 1st Narratives, and my wife's favorite. Another is titled, Goosefeather Down.

Mon, August 31st, 2020 1:40pm