Today’s prompt:
Use one of the following famous Fairy Tales and change it…in at least three ways in a poem (any style or no style). Change the ending. Change the setting/time period. Use a character from a different fairy tale. Use a famous celebrity or cartoon character in the fairy tale. Make the villain the misunderstood hero.

Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Beauty and the Beast, The Boy who cried Wolf, Cinderella, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Frog Prince, The Gingerbread Man, Jack the Giant Killer, Peter and the Wolf, The Pied Piper, Rapunzel, The Red Shoes, Rumpelstiltskin, Sleeping Beauty, The Three Little Pigs, Thumbelina, or The Ugly Duckling, or Irving’s Rip Van Winkle and Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Fracture them, combine them, twist them in a poem—any form or no form.

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Posted on April 19, 2013, in NaPoWriMo. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. There was something, just something,
    That made the queen frown.
    It was bothersome, tragic,
    And it left her quite down.

    Her face was somewhat wrinkled,
    Her head was just too round.
    She had tried all of the treatments,
    And makeup that could be found.

    And to make things even worse,
    Her touch-screen mirror agreed.
    He said Snow White was the prettiest girl,
    And now more beauty the queen did need.

    And so she sent a huntsman,
    And one mission he had.
    To kill Snow White, once and for all,
    And then she would be glad.

    But the man was kind and caring,
    And he couldn’t kill Snow White.
    So he quickly called a taxi cab,
    To help her escape through the night.

    But both the driver and Snow White
    Did not know what to do.
    Snow White saw an abandoned home,
    And said, “Now our journey is through.”

    Inside the home, she found a bed,
    And there she decided to sleep.
    She did not notice giants coming in,
    As her resting was oh so deep.

    Seven giants there were in all,
    Each had a different name.
    They also had unique features,
    No two giants were the same.

    They discovered poor Snow White,
    And with no doubt they let her stay,
    But warned her of being alone,
    While they were on their way.

    And so their words proved to be true,
    In a car, a woman did appear.
    It was the queen in a disguise,
    She said, “Please come out here.”

    “I have a red apple, left from my sales,
    And I know just what to do.
    No one is more deserving of it,
    Than a girl as pretty as you.”

    Delighted by its looks,
    Snow White just took a bite.
    And so she ended up fainting,
    While the queen laughed through the night.

    And even when the prince came by,
    With a kiss, he couldn’t revive.
    And so all the people who knew Snow White,
    Mourned and wished she was still alive.

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