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ONCE UPON A TIME

KNOCK KNOCK

KNOCK KNOCK

 

PRINCESS CROWNBIRD

By

PAT ENGEBRECHT

 

KNOCK KNOCK

 

“WHO’S THERE?”

“PRINCESS CROWNBIRD.”

“WHO?”

“PRINCESS CROWNBIRD.  YOU’LL

 

“THINK I’M REALLY COOL

WITH A CROWN TO PROVE IT,

I REALLY GROOVE IT.”

 

“WHAT DO YOU DO?’

 

“I LAY GOLDEN EGGS THAT

SHIMMER AND GLIMMER.”

“ARE THEY ANY GOOD FOR DINNER?”

 

“OF COURSE NOT.  THEY ARE  TO SPEND.”

“AND WHAT DO THEY BUY?”

CROWNBIRD LET OUT A SIGH.

 

JUST AS I THOUGHT,

MY TRIP IS FOR NAUGHT.

NO IMAGINATION IN

HER LITTLE HEAD.

 

“YOU BUY MIRACLES AND SPREAD

GOOD WILL TO ALL THAT YOU MEET

BY GIVING THEM MY EGGS,

 

“NOT TO EAT!

THEY MAKE THEIR WISHES COMPLETE,

 

“BUT ONLY IF YOU GIVE THEM AWAY.”

“YOU MEAN I CAN’T KEEP THEM

FOR MY VERY OWN?”

 

“OF COURSE NOT THEY ARE ONLY ON LOAN.

THEY’RE ONLY GOOD IF YOU SHARE,

SO BEWARE,

 

“IF YOU KEEP THEM UNDER THE BED

THEY TURN TO LEAD,

AND BEGIN TO SMELL…

“PEEYEWWW.”

 

“CARING AND SHARING IS WHAT

WE CROWNBIRDS DO

AND WE DEPEND ON YOU

 

“TO HELP US SPREAD THE WORD

AND DO GOOD.”

PRINCESS CROWNBIRD SNEEZED,

“NOW OPEN THE DOOR, PLEEZZZE.”

 

SIGNED:  PRINCESS CROWNBIRD

FOR PRINCE CROWNBIRDS DO NOT LAY EGGS.

                                                                                     This poem was written for Miss Evie, age 9

 

 

 

 

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