Before you gather nuts off the ground
I caution you, look around!
You never know when a nymph may be nearby
and if it took their fancy,
they will squash you like a fly.
For those who commit such a crime,
in my opinion, deserve to be treated like grime.
So remember before you stuff your face
and make those nuts disappear without a trace,
it would be prudent to first ask the tree.
though, I would refuse, if it were me.
But then a nut tree has more nuts than sense
I'll wager it would most willingly consent.
Now as for a stream,
their nymphs are highly peculair-------much more than they seem.
In self-interest for go drinking water
for you never know when a nymph lurks waiting for just such a drinker to
But most importantly, remember this!
If you bathe in their pools, you do so at risk!
For many nymphs would spirit you away.
Then in their pool, you will eternally stay.
Just keep in mind that with water,
it is best to forget quenching your thirst.
With them matters are sure to come to their worst.
If you seek to ask a stream permission,
acceptance is always as bad as omission.
In the case of a flower
my kin live in perpetual terror of your power.
For when you pluck them off their stem,
things begin to look rather grim.
To be quite frank, the poor nymph is no more.
By picking their flower, you commit murder, and send them through deaths door.
So as with all things,
you MUST ask the bloom!
I recommend you say it thus politely
''Excuse me, but please may I bring about your doom?''
And I would advise you not to forget,
that for every suicidal nymph you pick
I will most soundly beat your head with a stick.
From this day forth you must set your self this simple task:
for all you desire,
you must employ manners
and politely ask.
For a nymphs plant is his own
and all I ask is that you respect this
or risk broken bones.
Copyright © Rebekah Thomas | Year Posted 2005
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