In The Fairies

NLTreasures By NLTreasures, 19th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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In The Fairies is about a man who fell under the spell of fairies and cursed the little people to keep them at bay until he arrived safely home.

In The Fairies

It was a cold and foggy morning in July month
when to the berry grounds Jack did go
to fill his plastic bucket up with berries
and bring them to the buyer for some dough
He searched the Berry bushes for a good patch
and suddenly could not believe his eyes
infront of him were berries big as tea cups
and quickly filled his bucket in surprise

Heading home towards his little homestead
a pond of water lillies he must cross
stopping for a drink of cool, clear water
all the berries in his bucket turned to moss
unknowingly Jack started walking forward
into the sparkling waters unafraid
he crossed the pond atop the crystal water
and reached the other shore not wet or frayed

Tis said that Jack continued on his journey
so unconcerned he didn’t blink an eye
the berries he was carrying had all vanished
and he walked upon the water staying dry
Many people pondered on this mystery
just how this phenomenon had occurred
and the only explanation they come up with
were stories by the old folk they had heard

Fairies live amongst us in the forests
in marshes, behind rocks and in dark caves
preying on and catching us poor humans
and holding us in bondage as their slaves
they attract us with the sweetest sounding music
emitting sounds appealing to the ear
be aware that this is just a ploy to catch us
to make us think the music is quite near

Many say that Jack was in the Fairies
that foggy morning down around the pond
a witness said that she could hear him cursing
and wondered what on earth was going on
Tis said that Fairies hate to hear a curse word
and their power over Jack diminished so
by swearing Jack had broken their strong magic
and kept cursing until in his house he’d go


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Meet the author

author avatar NLTreasures
I was born and raised in Bryants Cove, Newfoundland, Canada, in 1957
I enjoy writing Poetry, short stories, and creating videos with Music. My website can be found at

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