Friday, July 16, 2010

Monday's Child

Illustration by Margaret Tarrrant
Image provide by Monday's Child

"On the wings of fairies"
My favorite Nurse would say
"On the wings of fairies,
Your Prince will come, One Day."

I'd roll my eyes, sigh, and smile
(For I knew what she would say)
They were words she'd often whisper,
Ever since that fateful day.

You see, when I was but a Princess
In the middle of my youth
I was given terrible news
Which I took as the truth.

"I'm sorry, My Dear, to tell you"
(You know how those medics can be)
"But you, My Dear, are barren,
I'm afraid there will be no baby."

I screamed and cried and threw a fit
(Although no one would know it)
My faithful Nurse right by my side
Calm, through every bit.

And thus the days passed into years
Until Coronation Day
When I became my Kingdom's Queen
And my Nurse had this to say:

"On the wings of fairies
Your Prince is coming soon.
On the wings of fairies
Trust your heart, Love, not your womb."

I looked at her, startled
(For this was something new)
And all of the sudden, behind her
A flash of magic grew.

I choked on a cloud of fairy dust
Wiping glitter from my eyes
And in my heart I felt a flutter
Like a contraction from the skies.

Then on my lap I felt a weight
Gentle, soft and bright
My Baby was right before me
Filled with heavenly light.

And as I gasped for my first breath,
He drew into me
A child, for whom the whole Kingdom
Will soon call Majesty.

On the wings of fairies
(But only for those who believe)
On the wings of fairies
My Prince, has come, to Be.


The above was written for Monday's Child, a weekly challenge blog which asks those who are interested to write a children's verse, story or poem in response to an image provided.


Mandy said...

gee are clever...i swear this is like pubished work...every

Trudy Callan said...

My goodness, Kristin. How do you come up with this stuff? I am just totally floored? Have you been writing your whole Life, or is this something new? You have got to get your stuff to a publisher.

Host of The Artistic Mother's Art Group

WrightStuff said...

That is so moving Krisin - right from the heart. Definitely something special to share with Kendra.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

what a classical and delightful fairy tale...
loved reading it.

scrapwordsmom said... are so gifted!! Simple a beautiful piece.

Carin said...

Oh my word, Kristin- this is beautiful! You have such amazing writing talent (and mixed media, and I'm sure a lot of other things you keep under your hat!).

Julia Christie said...

This is so beautiful Kristin - I love how tender it is. I missed this prompt this week, but am looking forward to next week.


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a beautiful story to write. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Blessings, Martha

brandi said...

~your words written here have left me speechless...eloguently written straight from yoru heart...a piece to truly treasure...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

E Makes Art said...

WOW! Your are truly amazing. This is so beautiful, and deep, it made me tear up. God has given you amazing gifts, and I'm sure He's so pleased with what you are doing with them.

xo Esther

And yes, that day WILL come