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Rapunzel's Revenge

The ugly witch kept her in a tower
And made her work hour after hour,
Until her loved prince set her free
When he said, “Rapunzel, marry me.”

The old witch had a raving fit
And truly carried on a bit.
She said “I’ll fix that mangy prince,
By brewing my magic herbs and quince.”

The prince, not so dumb as the witch thought,
Dug a big trap. The witch was caught.
He forced her to drink her own homebrew
And added some of his own stuff too.

The witch lay there in a big stupor,
Elves came along, tried to recoup her.
They thought she was their friend SnowWhite.
They fed her bon bons day and night.

They noticed she was getting bigger
And pretty soon would lose her figure.
They gave her to a passing frog
Who carried her to his marriage log.

He’s proud of his bride and her loud croak
But the witch is sad, her life’s a joke.
The moral of this is plain to see
Or that’s the way it seems to me

Don’t keep a damsel in distress.
Or it may be you whose life’s a mess.  

For John Heck's "Happily Ever After? contest  won 9th

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 7:06:00 PM
    Joyce,, love the happily view... congrats... on this olden poem...pd

  1. Date: 1/4/2011 12:29:00 PM
    i enjoyed the rhyming. john

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 2:21:00 AM
    so innovative, joyce.. happy cheers on your win.. huggs, nette

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 5:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 7:42:00 AM
    Funny stuff..and good advise! congrats. BG

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 6:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest of John, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 6:08:00 AM
    Congrats Joyce on your super win in John's contest with this awesome entry so totally entertaining a write my friend.. enjoy with luv and.. u also were a winner in my TOYLAND contest too but the system will not allow winners lists for 2011 to show just yet so I created a blog listing my winners and u are there so congrats again... wishing u the very best and Happy New Year with luv ..

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 5:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement Joyce in John Heck's contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 4:26:00 AM
    Many congratulations for this well deserved win dearest Joyce. A very happy New year to you and your Family.

  1. Date: 12/21/2010 4:05:00 PM
    Simply wonderful! Enjoyed very much, this is going on my Favorites.

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 6:01:00 PM
    Wonderful entry for the contest, best of luck with this amazing write, well done as usual~~

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 3:39:00 PM
    Very inventive and creative theme you have chosen for Happily ever after, Good luck, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 2:54:00 PM
    Serves the old witch right to end up with a frog in his "log." Your poem cracked me up, Joyce, and it'll surely be a winner in John Heck's contest. Thanks again for the lovely card. The poems in it are wonderful and you gave me smiles and warm memories. Love and blessings for a Merry Christmas, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 2:30:00 PM
    Good rhyming and descriptiveness that reminds me of the "Fractured Fairy Tales" presented on the old "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cartoon shows.