inspired by our dear friend Nate's contest
I was six when I first had a tooth decay,
I spent squalling in pain almost the whole day;
When my mum brought me to a male dentist,
I ran away upon seeing his muscles and big wrist.
She took me back home and asked my dad,
“What shall we do with our child, she’s so coward?”
My dad patiently cuddled me as I sat on his lap,
“Take this aspirin my little girl, soon the pain will stop.”
While my dad was coaxing me,
He told me a tale of a tooth fairy
He made me believe that she will come at night
To replace my aching tooth---so new and white.
While I was attentively listening to him,
The soporific aspirin drew me to a sweet little girl’s dream,
The tooth fairy appeared real in my sight
In her silver gown and hair-dress, dazzled me so bright!
She smiled at me and asked for just one wish,
She gently blew one big flying magic kiss,
Fruity- toothpaste’s bubbles meander everywhere
As she waved her golden wand, fairy dusts filled the air.
I moved around stretching my arms with glee,
Jumping once and a while with the enchantment I see;
I giggled and screamed until my dad woke me up
I told him about my dream, my joy was on top.
Dad asked me to open my mouth to check my teeth
He found a new one coming out from underneath
My decayed milk teeth was moving to and fro
He tied and yank with a yarn…he was my dentist and a fairy, too.
Aug. 25, 2013 6.30am
Contest: Fairy Dust
Sponsor: Poet Nathan A