Once upon a time
That's how all fairy tales begin
There was a handsome prince
Can't do away with him
Now he was caught in a cloudburst
Getting soaked right down to his skin
He saw a castle with a huge high door
Knocked on it ,crying, let me in
Well the King was in his Castle
Counting out his money
Seeing this poor drowned guy standing there
Said to his daughter, get him tea and honey
Well the daughter took one look at him
Her heart went pitter pat
She told her daddy on the sly
I want some of that
But daddy said, he's not a Prince
He's not a real great prize
She said daddy, but I think he's great
He's handsome with blue eyes
So daddy said, well we'll do a test
To see if he really is a Prince
We'll know quickly
This should be a cinch
He invited the lad to stay the night
His invitation, gracefully accepted
He was given a bed to sleep in
Not as soft as he expected
For the King, the dear old dad
Had put a pea beneath seven mats
The Princes' Royal backside
Felt it and he yelled out , Ye Ghats
The Princess smiled a real wide grin
Said daddy do you see
He is a prince for sure
Can he marry me?
So like any dear old daddy would
The King gave his daughter her desire
Announced the wedding and wore a tux
With cummerbund, hiding his spare tire
The Princess and her Prince
Gave the King many an Heir
The Pea is in a museum
You can still see it there
This week's challenge:Rewrite a fable or a fairy tale by giving it a new, perhaps modern, twist.
"And they lived happily ever after...." Uh-huh, sure. Now let's hear what really happened.
I always wanted Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf to become a couple. Rumor has it they intended to elope and open a Starbucks in Amsterdam. Tell us how that went.
Have you heard the news? The Fairy God-Mother Local 242 has voted to strike over their unfunded pension plan. Think of the repercussions. Who is going to pay for the short-fall?
Why are wolves, foxes and hyenas cast as the bad guys? How ecological is that? Give them the credit where credit is due.***
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