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The Land of Stories & Nursery Rhymes by Rhonda Strickland

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(be sure to listen to the music to go with this below)
The Secret Keepers a poem by RestLeSsD

Once upon a time, only yesterday
There was a secret only told
To those who could really keep it
Until they did grow old.

But, the little girl who heard this
Being whispered only to the old
Knew that stories shared in secret
Where the ones that must be told.

There were nursery rhymes and silly songs,
About balloons and castles and a queen,
With stories about horses, wolves and dragonflies
That might never, not ever be seen.

So she closed her eyes and dreamt of a place
Where these secrets would be set free.
Where ghosts and princes and clouds were alive
For all the world to see.

The Secret Keepers heard of this place
And worried there might be trouble.
So they sent their Mantis, a secret agent
Who traveled to this land on the double.

When he arrived he was quite surprised
To see all the fun gathered there.
He did not think to stop the girl.
Instead he did declare:

The Secretkeepers have made a mistake
These stories should be freed.

For all to share and to enjoy
Everyone shall be allowed to read.

So from that day forward
Until these modern times.
This place has always been known as
The Land of Stories & Nursery Rhymes. . .

a rhonda original© 2010


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A pure fantasy image created with DAP & PS using stock images from:

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Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansalmost 5 years ago

    what a fun creation! Nice work

  • Thank you so much Lee-Anne… it really was pure fun – so glad you like it. :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 5 years ago

    Hi Rhonda, this is beautiful..and adorable, and cheerful..Sherri :)

  • Wow, Sherri, I love your comment. . . all those wonderful things.. So glad this image gave you all these feelings about it. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusalmost 5 years ago

    I love it everything about the image and your wonderful nursery rhyme !!! jd

  • Thank you so very much Joyce. . . I have a big smile of gratitude…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithalmost 5 years ago

    Great conception, Rhonda. What came first the prose or the image. Love it.

  • Well Sue the image came first. . . I have been working on it a little over a week or so… Then, after finally deciding I was finished with it. . . I wrote the little story poem. . . Thank you so much, I am glad you like it…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosalmost 5 years ago

    A path.
    No one is stepping there along the white sand.
    All the people has gone mad….
    just a girl is crossing it.
    as if flighting from the drama of fantasy.
    Little souls destined to be consummed…
    by the orange moon.
    Precious flying worlds…jumping up and down,
    where the horses are conversing…poetry,
    and the castle is about to be turned into a cloud
    Rosa (I love has attracted my attention for somehow it remembers me the “essence” of my Great Parade…and I did have to open it and enjoy…
    precious by complete dear Anna an so magical and full of poweful personages…
    the poem conveys really exactly the image is like someone….commenting with art in a wonderful fantasy documentary: A hug for you)

  • Rosa, I always love your comments, they are so full of feelings & it is a pleasure to know that a piece that I have created has made your feelings bloom so :o)
    A hug right back to you,

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful creation, absolutely stunning. The words should be put to music!!!

  • thank you dear Greta. . . wouldn’t that be fun to sing it… :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thank you girls :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • CarolM
    CarolMalmost 5 years ago

    A wonderful light hearted creation. I love the poem as well. Such fun. No worry, no fear just free and fun. You bring out the little child in each of us. When I look at it, I just feel so good.

  • OOuuuu.. that makes me smile a very big smile – thank you so much Carol. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous creation.

  • Thank you Angel, glad you like it -

    – Rhonda Strickland

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