Treasure Island

Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

(Baltimore, Maryland)

A Bed Time Story

Once upon a time
Once upon a dream
Once upon a heart break
Once uppon a tear
The world closed down.
Where were all the fairy god-mothers?

Submitted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Edited: Friday, January 07, 2011

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  • Katherine Wiley (4/6/2008 2:54:00 AM)

    Dorothy-Excellent poem, done with eclat! The tears come at night, don't they? I really loved this one. kate (Report) Reply

  • Lilac Wine (11/4/2007 5:37:00 AM)

    Thank you for sharing a wonderful poem with us Dorothy...
    All those once upon...s....

    If only....well one can only wish...the past is the past and cannot be bought back into the present even if we wanted to something just have to be left behind..

    Short n sweet
    love n stuff
    XXXX (Report) Reply

  • Thufail Ahmed (7/14/2007 2:10:00 AM)

    You have this talent for deriving the maximum output from minimum input. It's real magic at work. (Report) Reply

  • Ben Gieske (6/18/2007 3:57:00 PM)

    Delightful reading. Once upon a time does envisage bedtime, but this ends up to be a wake up call. (Report) Reply

  • David Harris (3/9/2007 3:30:00 PM)

    Dorothy, short, sweet and to the point. Where have all the fairy godmothers gone? I don't think they allotted me one. If they did she lost her way. Lovely little poem. Thanks for sharing it.
    David (Report) Reply

  • rachael richmond (2/2/2007 3:12:00 AM)

    just a few short words but this poem writes a whole story. very clever, dorothy. rachael

    ps your name is so distracting. you know that you can change it anytime by going back into your options, clicking on the submit button at the bottom and it will show the new revised name when you log on next time (Report) Reply

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