Scary Fairytales

Subtle warnings of rabbit holes
Lured us into deception
As we fell deep
Drinking potions
Suddenly changing
Our size and worth
And was that really a grinning cat?
Sturdy as steel
We dig ourselves
Out from childhood
Tensile as rubber
Our memories bend
Ginkgo Biloba can’t erase
A Primrose path
Strewn with Lily of the Valley
And we all look for an Emerald City
But what will we harvest
If we insist on daydreaming….again?

I linked this poem recently below but adding today as it fits the prompt “dreaming”.

Paint Chip Poetry by Linda Kruschke prompt 4. The words are rabbit hole, emerald, Gingko Biloba, steel, harvest tree, daydreaming again, lily of the valley and Primrose Path.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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20 Responses to Scary Fairytales

  1. Wonderful literary references and a delightful use of the prompt words.


  2. I do like the references to Alice and her Wonderland… I would love to have such wonderful daydreams

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  3. lillian says:

    Wonderful references to Alice….always loved the image of the grinning cat! You end with a wonderful question….if we continually daydream our way down the primrose path, what will we accomplish but a light step that leaves no achievements or helpful traces for those who follow?

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  4. Gina says:

    i love anything Alice so this poem tugs at my heart, the drinking potions and gorgeous names of magical things make your poem a delight for the eyes and ears.

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  5. rothpoetry says:

    Sounds like another chapter of Mary in wonder/wander land! Nice!

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  6. such a throught provoking final line! and the details are so vivid, too!

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  7. kim881 says:

    I’m a sucker for anything Alice!

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  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines: “We dig ourselves
    Out from childhood”

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  9. rivrvlogr says:

    This has the otherworldly feel of a dream.

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  10. Truedessa says:

    I am a dreamer so I am always up for a daydream and Alice in Wonderland is always fun to explore.

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  11. I’m so impressed with the way you’ve woven all those prompt words into such a dreamy poem!

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