Fairy Tale 27th March 2015 – A New World

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A whole new world for us
What happened to the old one?
It came to halt by man’s greed
Over-polluted and over-populated
Over-industrialised and selfish people
No one cared for others, just themselves
Too much money for the few, the rest starved
Until the old world cannot be sustained anymore
Now we are given a new chance to redeem ourselves
Hoping we have learned our lessons and try to amend
Something like a reincarnation to a new world
Where we could be anything like a bird
Or a bee or any creature we like
And we try to live in harmony
With the rest of the species
Whatever they may be
Whoever they are
Got the same right
Of being in this
New world!

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/fairy-tale-march-27th-2015-a-new-world/

Finding Utopia – Fairy Tale March 20th 2015

I packed my bag one day and bid goodbye
To find Utopia if that place really exists
My family and friends were sad but let me go
Come back and tell us all about it, they said

The fairy tale land, where most of their stories end
With “and they lived happily ever after” that must be it
I stayed for a day or two to observe, with Cinderella
Most of them had their Prince Charmings at the end
Or Little Red Riding Hood reunited with her Granny
But then there would always be the Wicked Witch or
The Big Bad Wolf or even the Bad Stepmother
The anti-heroes or nemesis in every fairy tale
What if they also have some redeeming qualities?
Why do they always have to be really, really bad?
And the heroes, why do they have to be really good?
This is not the same as in real life, I thought
I’m sure I’ll get bored in the end, and so I left

Then I went to a place where there were no negatives
Words like no, never, crimes, diseases, death and war
They don’t exist; people live forever and stayed friends
Did I find Utopia, the paradise, the Shangrila, the heaven?
No fighting? No pestilence? No death? That can’t be real!
People live forever, surely, that’s not possible
The Earth won’t be able to sustain everyone
No natural disasters, no drought, no catastrophe
People will have some sort of false security
They wouldn’t know what to do when reality’s there

Do I really need to find Utopia? Will it change my life?
All this searching made me tired, I wanted to be back
To my cozy house and garden, to Him Indoors and HRH
Perhaps it’s not a place, it’s not a religion, it’s not an idea
It’s always in my heart and soul where I feel peace and loved

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/fairy-tale-march-20th-2015/

Aswang – Fairy Tale March 13th – “superstition”

You evil Aswang, killing new born and little children
I have to find you but first I need some sort of talisman
You’re such a shape-shifter transforming at night
I’ve just got to save the others with their plight
Sucking their livers and hearts and hiding behind
Despicable you, totally, you’re such a malign
An agimat to repel you, with garlic, crucifix and salt
A person during the day, so I can find you to make you halt
Before you change into a dog, bat, bird, boar or a cat at night
When I see my reflection upside down, I can hit you with a smite
You were vulnerable during day time with blood shot eyes
Oil will boil when you’re near even with your new guise
Oh where are you evil Aswang, I’m ready when you are
Fight till the end, even though it’s weird and bizarre

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/fairy-tale-march-13th-superstition/

Fairy Tale March 6th 2015 – Time Traveller

What can I do when a day is 48 hours long?
Is the time fast or slow? I’ll probably get the bong
And can go anywhere and whatever time I want
All I feel like doing now is eating frozen currants
Adventure is what I want, adventure is what I get
All these hundreds of things, easy enough to forget
I’d like to be in Jane Austen’s book meeting Mr. Darcy
I can be choosy, why not, my lord…my lord… my lady
Or in one of the fairy tale stories changing endings
Giving my springs, stings and zings to our darlings
Like Elsa and Anna in Frozen, who are strong characters
They have happy ending without their Prince Charming lovers
Unlike the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, who’s always late
I’m always on time with 10 minutes to spare for my date
I’ll enjoy this time travelling going from one place to another
The experience will make me appreciate life deeper and better

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/fairy-tale-march-6th-2015-time/

Atlantis, Where Would You Be? – Fairy Tale “Atlantis”

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Atlantis, where would you be?
Just jiggle if you can hear me
My Uncle Beau has feet of a sow
I’ve always dreamt of milking the cow

Atlantis, how could you be so elusive?
I find that numbers are an easy alternative
Transferred to the dreams of the unaffected
For in black the Madonna was highlighted

Atlantis, am I seeing what I’m seeing?
All the spirits have began humming
The snow leopard will soon be back
All horses running on racetrack

Atlantis, are you here to stay?
It was Grendel that Beowulf did slay
And you find yourself at the bottom of the lake
I’m familiar with that! For goodness sake

Atlantis, how wonderful can you be?
And perhaps spin into how you must be
Nonstop raids on my liveliness and mind
I have fallen into the perplexity of my mind

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/fairy-tale-february-27th-2015-atlantis/

The Secret Path – Fairy Tale “Behind The Waterfall”

Imagine that you are behind the waterfall. There is a secret path. Follow that path through the mountain. At the end of the path you find a wonderful garden. It looks like paradise, but it’s also a magical garden in which fairy tale figures are living together. Imagine this garden. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel? You have been invited to attend a cherry blossom party … Write a short story, a poem or maybe a haiku in which you tell about your adventure in this secret and magical garden behind the waterfall.

There’s a secret path
Confined behind the waterfall
Magical garden
A place with strange creatures
Having a party
A cherry blossom party
I was invited
Nymphs, mermaids, fairies and others
Mythical creatures
All frolicking around and happy
Singing and dancing
Playing games, eating, drinking
Like there’s no tomorrow
In this breezy paradise
Where there’s no limit
Of what you like to achieve
I revere that view
I want to be part of that
I was mesmerised
From this brilliant dream
The alarm clock keeps buzzing
I need to wake up and work

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/fairy-tale-behind-the-waterfall-february-20th-2015/

Invitation: Traditional-Fairy-Tale-Takedown Challenge

Once upon a time there was a tourist guide who was working for a posh company doing a tour to upmarket clients. He met this lady with her friend travelling together. The lady had a row with her friend who left her in the middle of the tour. The guide chatted up the lady and the lady was flattered by the attention given to her. They had a romantic meal and in the middle of the meal, the tourist guide asked: “Would you mind giving me your friend’s phone number?” “Yes, I do mind, actually,” answered the lady and left him there and then. The End.

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Invitation: Traditional-Fairy-Tale-Takedown Challenge

We’re Not Gonna Take It – Solidarity (Fairy Tale)

Evil King Badinoff has issued an edict saying that all dragons must be “properly licensed”, must buy their sulfur supplements from 1 of 3 officially sanctioned stores, must pay a nuisance tax, and must not be seen on public streets between the hours of 9 PM and 9 AM.  Dragons who break the rules will be hunted down and they and their families will have their heads mounted on King Badinoff’s throne room walls.

OH WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
NO, WE AIN’T GONNA TAKE IT
OH WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE

WE’VE GOT THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE AND
THERE AIN’T NO WAY WE’LL LOSE IT
THIS IS OUR LIFE, THIS IS OUR SONG
WE’LL FIGHT THE POWERS THAT BE JUST
DON’T PICK OUR DESTINY ‘CAUSE
YOU DON’T KNOW US, YOU DON’T BELONG

OH WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
NO, WE AIN’T GONNA TAKE IT
OH WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE

OH YOU’RE SO CONDESCENDING
YOUR GALL IS NEVER ENDING
WE DON’T WANT NOTHIN’, NOT A THING FROM YOU
YOUR LIFE IS TRITE AND JADED
BORING AND CONFISCATED
IF THAT’S YOUR BEST, YOUR BEST WON’T DO

The Council of Dragons from the Bundok decided their protest song against Evil King Badinoff, “We’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore”. They’ve had enough. They were not really the bad dragons; in fact, they were doing their share in helping the community. For instance, GINTO is the champion against evil and foul play. He helps the people when they were being robbed in the streets or when some anomalies were done to them. They can always rely on him. PILAK heals the injured, helps the meek and the lowly. As for KOBRE, he’s an incorrigible prankster, he tells jokes and riddles and the people love him. TANSO loves talking to people. He spends hours and hours entertaining them with some anecdotes and stories and if people have time to debate on some issues, he’d be happy to be on the other side of the debate. The leader of the Dragons, TANSONG PULA has a strong sense of justice and doesn’t tolerate cruelty. They don’t really know what they’ve done to deserve this bad treatment from the evil King.

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https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/solidarity-fairy-tale/

Granny’s Waiting – Fairytale Prompt

She said she’ll be here
And bring me some goodies
Oh that Little Red Riding Hood
Funny little girl, always curious
Loves to smell some flowers and plants
And talks to animals if she sees one or two
Doesn’t she know that it might be dangerous?
Walking through the forest at this time
I told her to walk on the main streets
And not to take the short cut
But she’s a funny little girl
Has a mind of her own
Hope she’s here soon
I’m getting hungry

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/fairytale-prompt/

Fairytale Prompt #42: The Old Oak Tree

The old oak tree in the middle of the forest
My mind reigns supreme above the rest
The leaves embracing their trunk
I’ll probably go home and get drunk
Higher and higher they all went
And other lunchroom condiment
The roots grow forever to great depths
Birds have died a thousand and one deaths
If you go up the stairs, where do they lead you?
The tree of life dripping with blood stained dew
Is the fairy godmother giving you a nice dress?
The bad stepmother might like to confess
Or the evil witch brewing her cauldron?
All I want are sausages, cheese and bacon
Wait! There’s a sleeping princess up there
Prince Charming coming from nowhere
Hush! The pretty princess might wake up
When true love’s kiss comes and wakes her up

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/fairytale-prompt-42/