Humor Poetry posted October 26, 2013

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An acrostic fairy tale

Jack and the Beanstalk

by kiwisteveh

"Jack," wailed Mum, "we have no chow.
Alas, you'll have to sell the cow."
Can you believe this crazy kid?
Kiboshed their dreams; guess what he did?

All that he got was 'magic' beans;
No hope was left, just smithereens!
Despairing, Mother threw seeds out,

Then twisty trunks began to sprout.
Heroically, Jack climbed the crop...
Eventually, he reached the top.

Befriended by an ogre's wife
Each meal-time led to giant strife.
As sniffing Giant Fee-Fie-Fummed,
Now in the oven, Jack's heart drummed.
Somnolent, the giant slept;
Taking hen and harp Jack crept.
Alarmed the giant; Jack was faster -
Lopped the beanstalk - huge disaster!
Keep this moral from the story:
                         - magic beans may lead to glory.

Acrostic Poetry Contest contest entry


One of a series of fairy tale acrostics. earlier titles include Goldilocks and The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Princess and the Pea and Little Red Riding Hood.
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