There are trolls within my basement. My hubby says its OK they stay.
Most think they’re really mean and dumb, just like the legends say.
But they don’t know them from within, as I have learned to do.
Tho I love to teach them daily, to keep them gently occupied, it’s true.
Last week they discovered mythical creatures, as I happily taught them some.
Like: winged lions, griffins, Minotaurs, Centaurs, etcetera, and also Gnomes.
Here, they discovered the most amazing thing… that a lion can have wings.
So they decided, it was time; they should get some of those very same things.
At first they tried to make them, but to no avail, in their basement nook.
Next came Acme Triple A Witches straight out of the old phone book.
When ask what kind of wings… their unhindered minds chose the butterfly.
When you stop laughing. I’ll tell you, this turned into a really great look to try.
No worry, they won’t be hurt, or even able to fly… on this they’ll never gloat.
They forgot to ask for the buoyancy, to allow their heavy bodies to fly or float.
But this didn’t deter them, as they ran, and leaped in endless, wishful, spurts.
Good really did come of this though, as my flowers are now tended by experts.
A few have started decorating all they find with beautiful flowery treats.
And some find food is not complete, without a few flowers on top of it to eat.
But, by far the best result was when one winged troll set up a fancy flower shop.
He married the lady right next door, who runs “The Happy Nectar” Sweet- Shop.