Once Upon a Time Goblins – Children’s tale
the children gathered in expectation
the celebration was about to begin.
the fairies flittered about to one side.
the goblins at the head of the table
muttered amongst themselves
casting glances at the children
not one of them benevolent.
as the elves began their welcome dance
to the cries of joy from every child.
they danced in circles,
leapt across the tables
skipped amongst the goblins scattering their magic dust
the fairies were soon as one with the elves
a dance spectacular in progress.
the children aghast at the pageant before them.
as if on cue the mass of fairy people moved
first in circles, then an oval,
the fairies and elves danced together
the enchanted dust rose from the floor
materialising as rose petals of the most exquisite red.
while the children were mesmerised
the spell was weaved and they too began to dance
first with the fairies, then the elves and last of all the goblins who looked lasciviously at them, licking their lips, as if savouring an up and coming meal.
only to be thwarted by
the magic rabbit
who roared his disgust
stopping all in their tracks.
then fronting the cowering goblins
he cast them down
send them spiraling into the never world abyss
for the cross over of species is forbidden in the land of fairies, elves, and once upon a time goblins.