Now and Then

Now and Then

Once upon a time when wizardry was at its height,
some brides had a big surprise on their wedding night.
The guy they met one muggy day while walking by the bog,
might transform from handsome prince back into a frog.

They were naive to fall for any guy who came along,
for dangerous fabrications could be purchased for a song,
but with no wizard of their own, how were they to know?
There were frogs disguised at princes wherever girls might go.

I’ve told this story many times, but to no avail.
I simply can’t get modern girls to listen to my tale.
They can’t believe this selfsame thing can still happen to them.
Absurd to think that frogs turn into princes just to woo.them.

But heed well my warning, young women ripe for wedding.
Men will do most anything to implement their bedding.
They’re on their best behavior until you are their wife,
but changes they’ve enacted may well not be for life.

Prompts today are wedding, fabrication, dangerous, sorcery and muggy. Image by David Clode on Unsplash.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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