Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Fairy Tale We SHOULD Have Learned.

This is the fairy tale that should have been read to us when we werelittle:

Once upon a time


in a land far away,


a beautiful, independent,self-assured princess


happened upon a frog as she sat

contemplating ecological issues

on the shores of an unpolluted pond

in a verdant meadow near her castle.


The frog hopped into the princess' lap

and said: " Elegant Lady,

I was once a handsome prince,

until an evil witch

cast a spell upon me


One kiss from you,

however,and I will turn back

into the dapper, young prince that I am


and then,

my sweet,

we can marry


and set up housekeeping

in your castle


with my mother,


where you can prepare my meals,


clean my clothes,

bear my children,


and forever feel

grateful and happy doing so. "


That night,


as the princess dined sumptuously


on lightly sauteed frog legs


seasoned in a white wine


and onion cream sauce,


she chuckled and thought to herself:


I don't freakin think so


1 comment:

David said...

thank you!
Your wit and humor is a gift to me on this late and lazy afternoon.
Thank you
I am a fan!