Mr Fox and Ms Crane
Sara the crane, stood watching, anxious
as Ryan her son, was teased in the schoolyard
she wrung her wings, tension brewing
Just then Brer fox, her husband, came and stood next to her
pulling her close, he said,”Honey, no worries
he is our son; no way will he be beaten.”
Sara looked at him and smiled for
Sure enough Ryan did not weaken,
but walked away
leaving the bullies defeated.
Brer said, “Yes, he has taken after you,
Knows how to give as good as he gets.”
Strolling back, they saw Diane, the lissome vixen
followed by a horde of admirers
And Mommy Sara winked and said,
”She sure is her Papa’s daughter,
there’s no escaping her allure.”
Walking home, he reminisced
“Remember our first date?”
“Yes!”She laughed, “You invited me to dinner
And served goulash on a dish
And I went home mad with hunger
drooling on the pillow
dreaming of skewered fish!”
He chuckled and responded
“Not one to be left behind,
you decided to pay me back in the same coin
Invited me to lunch on a hot afternoon
And, served my favourite sherbet in a pitcher
almost killing me of thirst, that eventful day
per chance you wanted to send me home
lying on a stretcher?”
“But then” she grinned, “McDonald’s came to town
Brer’s eyes shone and he added,
”And when Starbucks opened shop,
it was the jewel in the crown.”
“Our dates were non- stop
and we fell in love!”Sara sighed.
“Am glad we were both smart
Not to let our shortcomings keep us apart
Found a way to reach each other’s heart
And that’s how our life got a head start”,
Brer concluded, beaming with pride.
MORAL- Sometimes tit for tat may lead to this and that (and more) 😉
- take an existing fable and create a poem out of it, maybe moving the anthropomorphism back to real humans.
- or, tell your own fable in the form of your preference. I think a world of foxes, lions and scorpions still exists, and can be used to create a poem.
- or simply rewrite you fable of choice in poetic words, many of the fables were actually poems to start with so you are in great company with the original fabulist.
- And if you use a fable and not just the characters, please include a reference to that fable. I would love to learn how your world of fables look like.
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