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Melly and the Sour Witch

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Melly and the Sour Witch

Once upon a time there was a girl named Melly. Who lived in the Kingdom of Jam and Jelly. The fruits in the kingdom were very, very sweet. So when they made their jellies they were such a lovely treat. Now in this land of jelly, the trees bore many fruits. They were the sweetest anywhere right down to their tree roots. Then one sunny morning Melly’s mother came and said. Please pick some real ripe cherries and make sure they’re very red. So Melly took her basket and she started on her way. But soon forgot about her chore and she began to play. She played along the cherry trees and past the berry vine. And then she reached the forest with the sour witch’s sign. ‘No trespassing,’ she read the sign, ‘By order of the witch.’ Who lived across the river, right beside a real deep ditch. Now Melly knew about the witch and how she was so sour. And also that the witch’s brews were known to have great power. For in her brews the witch would mix the strangest, scary things. Like tail of skunk and egg of hawk and even black bat wings. Then she added lemon rinds to give it sour spice. And said her incantations as she stirred it once or twice. When Melly reached the witch’s cabin luckily she found. The witch had fallen fast asleep so Melly made no sound. She crept up to the witch’s pot and dumped her cherries in. And then she used the witch’s spoon and gave it a good spin. Suddenly the sour witch awoke to her surprise. And said she did not tolerate small people or small spies. Melly quickly told the witch, “I’m not a spy at all. I’m just a little girl and that is why I am not tall.” The witch did not believe her, stating, “I’ll take care of you. I’ll make you very sour with my homemade witches brew.” Melly tried to hide her face for it was full of glee. She said, “I’ll have a great big glass if you have one with me.” The witch agreed and soon the two were drinking from the pot. The sour witch did not know why but she sure drank a lot. “My brew has never been so good. It tastes so very sweet.” Then little Melly told the witch how she had made the treat. The sour witch was so consumed with sweetness, she exclaimed. “I’m sorry I have been so mean, I really am ashamed. Do you think that I can pick some fruit from jelly land? I promise all my brews will be the sweetest and so grand.” So Melly certainly agreed and then became her friend. That was how the trouble with the witch came to an end. From then forever after, neither witch nor brew was sour. Because she had discovered that the sweetness has more power.

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  1. Date: 6/14/2012 8:49:00 PM
    SAMAI, congrats with your featured poem of the week.. Good night~PD

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 6/15/2012 4:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey PD, Thank you very much! :)
  1. Date: 6/13/2012 10:04:00 AM
    Love this - a nice turn on the old saying you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 6/13/2012 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Ann, Thank you very much. I really appreciate your comment! :)
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 12:21:00 PM
    I have not been on the soup for almost a week to read and comment. I have enjoyed being able to read your poetry today. I wanted to stop by to thank you for the comments you made during my absence from the soup. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment Samia. Love, Carol

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/30/2012 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Carol, Thank you so much! And I, too, have enjoyed reading some of your poetry. You write beautifully ...Samia
  1. Date: 4/10/2012 3:36:00 PM
    And thank you for reading it Rockman ...Samia :)

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 3:09:00 PM
    I had my doubts when I started to read but it turned out to be an enjoyable poem. Thanks for the smile. Rockman :-)

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 8:12:00 PM
    Hi Samia - Excellent presentation, and story-line! Love this! - Gail

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 3/31/2012 9:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you again Gail! I do like writing children's stories.