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The Trouble With Trolls

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Below is the poem entitled The Trouble With Trolls which was written by poet Debbie Duncan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Trouble With Trolls

Wait !  the troll said.....
As he jumped in front of him.
You have the smell of human on you.
Therefore, I can not let you pass thru.
The mouse said, but I have just what you need.
The troll looked him up and down,  and ask.
Now just what would that be ?

What is it that you think you have ?
       " That I want", ask the troll.   
The mouse always heard that trolls were 
         really very stupid.

    The mouse replied......
But you let the others pass.
I know this because I seen it.
Troll answered, yes, but, that has nothing to do with you. 
And if you displease me, I will eat you on this day.

      The mouse thought to himself.......  
Magic always works, but, only when you think you haven't
been tricked.

Troll replied , well I'm waiting, to cook you in my dinner pot. 
Within my cave of cold gray stone as I chew on your bones.
Though I do prefer the taste of human little girls, and boys.

 The mouse got that gleam in his eye, "as he replied". 
When I was out and about this very morning I seen the valley.
Where all the human girls and boys come out to play.
There's even some that hang out in a basket all day.

The trolls eyes got very big, as he ask", where is this valley?
The mouse said, with a big grin, why", it's just back over that hill.
The troll said, if you are lying to me, I will eat you when I get back. 
And he walked off over that hill, as he said, wait for me here.

The mouse waited till the troll was far enough away.
So he could be on his way, the mouse thought to himself.
There really may be a valley where the human children play.
But not over that hill, maybe over another hill, but not there.
At least ways not anywhere near that hungry old troll.
As the mouse went on his way,  he thought...... 
The trouble with trolls is,  " they're really very stupid".

4/ 27/ 2012 pm

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  1. Date: 4/18/2014 2:33:00 AM

    This is a top story you have written here Debbie. enjoyable from beginning to end. I now know that trolls really are stupid, so I have learned lol.....Peter

  1. Date: 4/17/2014 6:48:00 PM

    This actually should be a children's book, I would love to see it illustrated. Great work, Deb

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 6:51:00 PM

    Thanks for directing me to this one. This was a fun story!

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 6:06:00 PM

    A cute and fun write, Debbie! Loved reading this....seems like the trolls are often outwitted. As you wrote, "they're really very stupid".:) Makes me think of 'Billy Goat Gruff' and Jan Brett's own "Trouble with trolls'. I've always found these fantastical creatures so very amusing to read about. Very clever mouse here, depicted by the very clever you!! I needed to read something fun on this rainy day...thank you! Mikki

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 11:45:00 AM

    I love Troll poems... and Dragons... That's what I write about... Try ' "Kiss the Rain" and "Enlightenment of the Kung Poo Master" Check a few out. Also "Trolls and the IRS".

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 4:25:00 AM

    Wild imagination within these lines..Interesting story plot..Thanks for stopping by..I am glad that I chose this one to read today...Sara

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 5:18:00 PM

    a little troll i said to she, that is your friend, at work she be, and then the dollars missing went, and down the shop she went and spent, ole johnson said it, see, the nursing home cast her free, and there was no dissent, cept the Troll, she wanted a wee....

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 3:17:00 PM

    hahaha. that was a very good one!! My favorite in your troll series!!

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 3:16:00 PM

    that is so cool if you can write up to six poems a day. I have so rarely been able to do that. gosh. well, let me read this one now.

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 1:24:00 PM

    - Adorable .... I love such stories, Debbie - You have written it so well ... we have a lot of trolls in Norway, kind and dangerous. - Thanks for your good story, nice to read. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 5/30/2013 11:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Where is your grandmother born in Norway? - You are welcome, Debbie !
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 10:03:00 AM

    Errrrr I couldn't find any boys or girl over der hill Debbie, so I'll have to eat you lol. Very good and imaginative write, love it. Take care, Richard