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A Prince for Roseanne

A long long time ago there lived a king. His lovely daughter he’d give anything. She walked about, jewels dripping from each hand, talking down to all, thinking she was grand. There was but one thing missing from her life. But not one prince desired her for his wife. Her personality repulsed all men. They’d meet her once, then not see her again. Her father found for her one rich old king but she preferred young, handsome and charming. One day the perfect suitor came along. This handsome man wooed Roseanne with a song. How beautiful his voice! How sweet his face. A man was he of talent and of grace. The opposite of spoiled Roseanne was he. The king arranged their wedding anxiously! However, no one knew from whence he came. Though very rich, this young prince had no fame. How was it he could even stand Roseanne, the princess from whom all the others ran? He had so much. Why waste it all on her? Despite good looks, Roseanne had no allure. One thing he asked for. This is what he said: “Inside my castle we must both be wed.” The wedding guests felt great relief and bliss, for Roseanne soon would get her first true kiss! But unbeknownst to them, the handsome man Roseanne was marrying had his own plan. When he was young, a witch on him had cast a spell! It would be broken now at last! The ceremony started. Vows were said. The prince then raised the veil from his wife’s head. He softly kissed her lips. Then something weird! The castle they all stood in disappeared. The wedding guests waist-high in water stood. The prince changed too, and he did not look good. His voice so beautiful became a croak. The king stood there about to have a stroke! The splendid castle had become a bog; The groom leaped happily – once more a frog! Written March 5, 2017 Entry for John Hamilton's the Best rhyming poem 3 Poetry Contest

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Date: 4/29/2017 1:59:00 AM
Well-written fairy tale, Andrea.
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Date: 4/21/2017 5:15:00 PM
Wonderfully charming and whimsical tale of humor, a bit of a twist in a cherished classic - congrats, Andrea!
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Date: 4/21/2017 1:02:00 AM
You always tell such a grand tale in your writing, Congrats
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Date: 4/21/2017 12:52:00 AM
A 7 from me which should be a 10. A poem to be read to children and adults with wide appeal. Congratulations, Andrea, your story-poem is sheer delight. And Kudos on your placement.
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Date: 4/20/2017 6:47:00 AM
Superb storytelling! I adore this as a modern fairy tale for children and adults of how 'not' to behave. The details are so creative, the ending, priceless. I can easily imagine the fun I would have reading this aloud to a circle of wide eyed children...I can hear the oohs, ahhs and laughter already! Congratulations on the win, Andrea:) ... fantastic writing:) a fave, 7+ lynnxxx
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Date: 4/19/2017 8:21:00 PM
Loved this skillfully weaved rhyme! Congrats, Andrea!
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Date: 4/19/2017 2:21:00 PM
Great rhyming and story telling here, Andrea. Love the reverse image of prince turning into a frog. Congrats on the best rhyming contest placement.
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Date: 4/19/2017 1:40:00 PM
Really well done Andrea, anyone who can tell a story, and rhyme such a long poem deserves full marks, congrats on a great win!
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Date: 3/31/2017 7:46:00 AM
I see I was right, congrats on your top placement!
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Date: 3/21/2017 9:56:00 PM
A reverse Princess and the Frog story! A delightful write, Andrea! Congrats on your 1st place win! Blessings, Kim
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Date: 3/20/2017 2:38:00 PM
Oh my, this is a different poem. A fairy tale poem. I enjoyed it . A 7. What is under all the comments page ? Is it advertisement or poetry?
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Date: 3/15/2017 3:36:00 PM
Loved this Andrea. Couldn't happen to a better person. I've known a few like this. Can't stand selfish people. This is great for a children's book. Has a wonderful moral to it. Good Stuff.. From 1 to 7 this is a 10 It left me with a smile on my face. Congrats. God Bless, JB
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Date: 3/14/2017 1:40:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, a great sequel to an old favourite.
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Date: 3/13/2017 10:37:00 PM
Congrats on your first place win Andrea
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Date: 3/13/2017 9:18:00 PM
I think I told you so, congratulations Andrea...
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Date: 3/13/2017 7:29:00 PM
Congratulations Andy!!! :) well done sweetie!! Love and hugs deb
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Date: 3/13/2017 6:45:00 PM
Congratulation on your win, Andrea, I want to thank you for entering my contest. I love the twist at the end of this story... Hugs Eve
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Date: 3/8/2017 8:35:00 PM
Hi Andrea, Lol!What a great entry for the contest theme. It was so clever to revese the classic fairy tale. It reads like a winner to me. I wish the best of luck in the contest. A without a doubt seven:-) Alexis
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Date: 3/8/2017 7:53:00 PM
So creative to reverse the story. You kept my interest from beginning to end. If only it were true that people got what they deserved. Great write! A Fav!
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Date: 3/8/2017 4:31:00 PM
Haha...A great reversal of the frog who turned into a prince...Well penned Andrea...hugs
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Date: 3/8/2017 12:41:00 AM
Lovely work Andrea, send greetinhgs from the podium, I'll be available to carry your trophy...
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Date: 3/7/2017 7:34:00 PM
OH dear me! Well, well, well...I guess the reverse can be true as well. Good one, Andrea. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 3/7/2017 2:33:00 PM
- I love fairy tale ... a pleasure to read, Andrea - Well done - Luck in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/7/2017 11:37:00 AM
Tis was wonderfully written and such an enchanting tale Andrea. This should win the contest for sure.
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Date: 3/7/2017 10:58:00 AM
Hey! Ribit! I think he was the celebrated leaping frog of Caliveras County. Luck in the contest. Love, Dave
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