About a Girl

That beautiful girl
Of ebony and white,
Stealing our food and drink
Trespassing in our home
Me and six agreed –
Justice to make her clean.
We had to work
For copper and gold,
But then the peddler ruse.

That beautiful girl
Of ebony and white,
Could not resist a thing.
Pretty but dumb
Took laces and then a comb.
Things come in threes
That did her in
She would not listen to me

That beautiful girl
Of ebony and white,
Lay dead before our eyes.
Emotional turmoil,
Coping through work –
Glass coffin; long walk; mountaintop.
That’s where she lays,
That beautiful girl
Of ebony and white.

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Day 21 of NaPoWriMo is a fairy tale, written from the perspective of a minor character.  I selected one of the unnamed dwarfs from the original Snow White story.

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About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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3 Responses to About a Girl

  1. I think mine may have killed yours 😉 I forgot about the laces and the comb. The coping through work line made me chuckle. Great piece.

  2. Oloriel says:

    I liked how you weaved melancholy and sadness through your verses, even though the dwarves seem like chastising. The repeated lines made me think of this poem as a short ballad.

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