Once there lived a little man
A dwarf, yet smaller still
Who lived within a little cave
All cold and darkness filled
He'd lived there for a long, long time
And knew he nothing more
That there was nothing better he was sure.
This maiden fair and beautiful
She ventured in his cave.
Her eyes were blue like crystal gems
For her most men would crave.
When the little man discovered her
With the candle in her hand
He saw a nymph so beautiful and grand
The maiden told that lonely man
Of the beauty of all life
She spoke of the wings of a butterfly
And when the time was rife
She spoke of lush green meadows
And the flowers by and by
And when that lovely lady spoke,
Her tone was soft and shy.
That dwarf when she had finished
Sadly sighed and shook his head
The thought of leaving his snug cage
Did fill his heart with dread
And he told that lady wistfully
That her land was not for he
For he was born to live in caves
And suffer misery.
Dec 8 2003.