As a writer, ideas come to me at any time, anywhere. This particular one which I am sharing with you today, is a nonsensical poem which came to me in my lunch break one day at work in 2014. I had been thinking about how I mucked around with my youngest son, at bed time, pretending to fall asleep next to him and talking in my sleep. I would say silly things which made no sense and he would laugh and try to wake me up. For example, “No, no, not there.” stop, smack my lips together a couple of times and go on to say “It’s right next to the ant with the moustache.” Hahaha he loved it!
So, walking to my desk just before lunch, I had this one line come to mind, and then a second line, and then the third and fourth. As soon as I got back to my desk, I typed it up, and it just kept on flowing through my finger tips from my mind and I ended up with this. I read it to Liam later on, and he laughed. We then had to draw the cat with the magic streaming from its hat.
I hope you like it as much as I do. And yes, I read it often because life is way too serious sometimes!
WHEN TALES COLLIDE
Written by Allison Rose Clark ©2014
When the Fairy came
And placed a spell
On Sleeping Beauty, deep,
On the kitchen floor.
When Prince Charming heard
Of the plight,
The dragon he did
Try to fight,
But Princess Fiona
Refused to leave the beast.
The Big Bad Wolf
Upon this news,
Blew his wind up to the moon,
And the cow and the cheese
Tried to climb the stalk.
The Cat and the Fiddle
Were best of friends,
Then along came a spider to pretend
Little Miss Muffet
Fell in love with Jack.
The Three Little Pigs
And the Three hungry Bears
Went for a walk to the county fair
Where the Pied Piper
Played a tune so sweet.
The Drummer Boy, he joined in
Followed by the Wicked Witch,
And Tinkerbell, she danced with Jungle Boy.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a log
While Mary Contrary counted sheep
Until Jack Horner stole the King’s fresh tarts.
Wee Willie Winky jumped for joy
When Little Bo Peep and Mary met
Deep down in the King Tut’s tomb.
What a fun time it was
For the Gingerbread Man
With his magic wand, running around
Turning things to gold and to stone.
Then King Solomon heard
Of the chaos grand,
So, he sent his Three Wise Men
To Egypt to find the Woman in the shoe.
And Baby Bunting, he did buy
A diamond ring shining bright
To give to his true love and Beauty, Elle.
While the Three Blind Mice
Were thinking deep
About Little Red Riding Hood and candy sweets,
Old King Cole’s horses raced by.
News spread fast
That a washer woman’s nose
Had run away with the Dish and the Spoon,
But Nemo’s dad
He never stopped looking
For Tiny Tim or the Fountain of Youth.
Until one day
When Hanzel and Gretel
Came upon a cottage cute
Deep and lost in the Dark and Scary Forest.
One said to the other,
“Go on, make my day”
When they stumbled upon a book to read.
Curiosity killed the cat
And magic streamed from his hat
As they started to read The Never Ending Story.