by Jane Dards
I travelled through the forest long and far
and came across a cottage hidden there
where seven little men lived. Most bizarre!
they kept the body of a lady fair
within a coffin clearly made of glass.
They told a tale of jealousy and spite,
and how the dreadful deed had come to pass
the lovely girl took but a single bite
of poisoned apple. Now she does not live.
How fresh she looks! Her skin as white as snow
and lips like blood. I begged the dwarfs to give
me leave to take the coffin when I go.
Ill take it home, and lovingly will park
it next to Hirsts amazing pickled shark.
"Prince Charming's Tale" was first published
Oldie Summer 2010 (overall winner). The
competition asked for a fairy tale retold in verse.
This sonnet was also published in the June 2011
edition of LightenUp Online.