A special thanks to the talented Julie Rowan-Zoch for supplying amazing artwork for this poem. I knew she would do something great and she did!
Without further ado, here is the poem:
Much Ado About a ’Do
When Rapunzel the fair had let down her long hair,
Goldilocks, shocked, stood stock-still to stare.
Finally Goldi called, “Hey you up there,
what product is giving you such great hair care?”
Rapunzel said, “If I were freed from this lair,
I'd show you my tricks and give your hair some flair.”
But Goldilocks told her, “No way! You’ll stay where
the princes can’t see your hair. No, I won’t share!”
Rapunzel cried, “Goldilocks, I do declare,
your selfishness fills me with deepest despair.
You must be aware there are princes to spare.
I hope, down the road, you run into a bear!”
B.J. Lee 2012 All Rights Reserved
(first published in the Open Door Anthology, 2012)
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