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The Sad Little Gnome

The Gnome was sad he was sitting feeling unloved and alone.
Nobody seemed to notice him now, when they came home.
He once was happy, smiling all day.
As they cam down the path, some even came to play.
His paint was cracked; his fishing rod was broke.
He was so upset he sometimes thought he would choke.
In the dark, dark blackness of this one night,
He heard a whisper and it gave him a fright.
Then again, he felt it didn’t really matter,
He was so sad, he thought his heart would shatter.
Suddenly the whispers grew and came to a stop beside him,
He was whisked away so fast, his rod broke again where it was thin,
All night in a bag sat the poor gnome, 
Not really upset that he had been taken from his home.
He sat and waited through the long night
When someone came to him it was broad daylight.
Oh you poor Gnome just look at you,
I’m going to give you new paint and a rod I will glue.
The gnome smiled widely, his picture was taken, and a letter was sent to his owner
Give us the money or you will not see again, this poor sad gnome, that’s a bit of a loner.
They painted him bright it was all good fun
They put him on a shelf with another gnome, a lady one.
Some money arrived to pay the Gnomes ransom,
They wanted him back, now he looked so handsome.
Please don’t return me I was sad and alone, unless you send me with this other gnome.
Ok little Gnome, no ransom was paid for the gnome by your side,
So we’ll put you together and she can be your bride.
The moral of this if you feel stuck and on the shelf
There always someone out but it could be a gnome or an elf.
Don’t rush into something because you are alone
Even though it worked out, for my sad little gnome.



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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 12:38:00 PM
    Dear Mandy, Well, I'm speechless Your sublimeanal message partcially understood my English was terrible in high school, my spelling even wurst LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal (Young) Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 5:04:00 AM
    A poem with powerful moral overtones, also i like the psychological aspect...have you still got a place for a gnome in your garden???

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 8:12:00 AM
    We have gnome-nappings in the US too. Glad he got home. Tony

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 6:12:00 AM
    Lovely, really enjoyed, nice to read something where I don't have to get in touch with my emotions !!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 11/11/2011 7:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You nust have no emotions if you didn't need to get in touch with them, this cried emotion. Don't worry just joking, more of a brain dump, glad you enjoyed it. x