Once Upon A Time

She ate of the good apple
a fine meal of many days
row row row your boat
gently she went down to dream
Happy
a rub a dub dub
a contented belly

Jill broke her crown
never would Jill get up again
Jack the saddest boy in town

She had plenty of pie to share
They stuck in their thumbs
love and hope a new plumb

The last apple rolled under her feet
rotten it was in the core
her lips drooped from her mouth
She’d eaten back to the other side of the coin
Once upon a time a swan was ugly
swimming again
in the recreant lake covered with the loneliest algae

© K S Hardy 2010

Once Upon A Time

Arcadia Tempest

Joined November 2008

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Artist's Description

An ugly swan revisiting old waters
Where to swim to from here?

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