archie langford

Rookie (1928 / mountain Ash South Wales UK)

A Fairy Story - Poem by archie langford

The morning after the Princess Sleeping Beauty married the handsome
Prince, the Queen came down to breakfast-

And there sat the fair Princess in a state of dire distress,
She cried, “Mother my life- my life`s in tatters,
You should see my handsome prince, `twould make any woman wince,
He`s so tiny in the only place that matters”.

The Queen, she told the King about this little thing,
The King found it hard not to snigger.
He said, “I`ll call my wisest men and probably then
We`ll find a way to make the darn thing bigger”

He called five wizards one magician, they could reach no firm decision,
Then to the palace there came a wise old man,
He said, “I`ve heard of your dilemma from that good fairy Ema,
I can help if you`ll follow this `ere plan”.

The Prince must ride this very night, in the pale moonlight,
To the forest, he`ll find a rabbit in a snare,
And though this might sound funny, if he sets free that bunny,
He`ll be the answer to any maidens prayer”.

So the Prince rode with great speed on his snow white speed,
To the forest that at night became enchanted,
And when he set the rabbit free it changed into the good fairee.
She said, “Wish one wish and `twill be granted”.

He said, “It`s me wife, she`s so upset she`s hardly spoken to me yet,
And I can see my marriage ending in divorce,
If you could make me a little larger, give me one just like me charger”.
And he pointed to the rear end of his horse.

And so the Prince acquired that which he most desired,
And he galloped off to show the fair princess.
She was filled with surprise when she saw it`s size,
And in the morning she glowed with happiness.

She made him show the Queen, with envy t.he Queen was green.
She said, “Daughter dear that really is fantastic,
If your dad had one like that I`d be like a two tailed cat”.
And she felt it to make sure it wasn`t plastic.

And so she told the king about this monstrous thing.
She said, “Husband - one like that you`ll have to get”,
He said, “I know the woods where the Prince picked up te goods,
I`ll go tonight as soon as the sun has set”.

So the king road hell for leather never stopping for a breather,
To the forest that at night became enchanted,
When he set the rabbit free it changed into the good fairee,
She said, “Wish one wish my King and `twill be granted”.

He said, “You`ve guessed it of course I want one like me horse”.
Now the good fairy, she didn`t turn a hair,
For what the King had forgot was his stallion had been shot,
And he`d ridden to the forest on his mare.

The disasters made there start, the Queen died of a broken heart,
A tragedy that caused more tears than laughter,
Then the fair Princess- what she died of you can guess,
But the King and Prince lived happily ever after.


Comments about A Fairy Story by archie langford

  • (4/10/2007 12:52:00 AM)

    LOL....I chuckled all the way through this one! ! ! It's absolutely wonderful! You've done a superb job! ! (I'll not be reading it at bedtime to my kiddies though! ! LOL)
    Hugs,
    Dee
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  • (2/18/2007 10:25:00 AM)

    What a wonderful read. I enjoyed every bit of it and laughed as well. Pam (Report)Reply

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  • (10/7/2006 5:11:00 AM)

    This is quite funny, maybe a little crude, some would say controversial, but its alright...! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/19/2006 9:01:00 AM)

    Again, Archie, you have taken a new slant on the modern day fairy tale and made it into an extremely funny tale. WELL DONE! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/13/2006 6:03:00 AM)

    The morning after the Princess Sleeping Beauty married the handsome
    Prince, the Queen came down to breakfast-

    And there sat the fair Princess in a state of dire distress,
    She cried, “Mother my life- my life`s in tatters,
    You should see my handsome prince, `twould make any woman wince,
    He`s so tiny in the only place that matters”.

    the love of a beauty in the cool snow -white night -and in the silent valley of my dreams- I wish to have a fragile lullable story again in your own way of verse
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  • (9/13/2006 5:06:00 AM)

    Bloody brilliant; Hilarious. This one really made my day, but I admire the amount of work and effort that has clearly gone into it. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/13/2006 3:28:00 AM)

    Class, Archie. Pure class!
    Danny
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 17, 2011


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