Faeries, Elves, and Trolls

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The true story of how the stars came to be . . .

Submitted: April 22, 2012

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Submitted: April 22, 2012

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The town was bustling, fair and free,

With happy country folk;

The leaves were green on every tree,

A living, blooming cloak.

When suddenly, a cry rang out, 

Thro' echoing hills and knolls.

What is it that the townsfolk shout?

'Tis, "Faeries, elves, and trolls!"

 

The air's lit with a thousand lights,

The magic lights of fey;

For here come trolls from mountain heights

To chase the joy away.

The townsfolk shout, "They'll start a fire!

Our town will burn like coal!

We dread the awful, raging ire

Of faeries, elves, and trolls!"

 

The trolls all hold their lights on high,

And one begins to sing.

They raise their voices to the sky,

And forth their torches fling.

The townsfolk tremble with their fear,

With dread their hearts are full -- 

Oh, that these trolls would disappear,

These faeries, elves, and trolls!

 

And yet, the lights do not come down;

They fast stick to the sky.

The heavens wear a diamond crown

Thro' which the planets fly.

And thus the stars first came to be;

As on the years will roll,

The townsfolk still cry joyfully,

"Bless faeries, elves, and trolls!"

 


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