Wolf Misconceptions

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 1
“Write a once upon a time poem.  The title of the poem could be “Once Upon a Time,” or the first words could be. Or you could do what I did in my attempt below: I pretended the words “once upon a time” preceded the first line of my poem.”

Original tales were told
incorrectly according to
the Wolf community. They
hoped to ultimately set
the record straight. Take
Red Riding Hood. What
duplicity. Omitted from
this tale was the fact
that Grandma was a
cannibal. All she could
think of was what a delicious
repast her grand-daughter
would make.

And what about those egregious
pigs. Who cares what materials
crafted their houses, or which
pig was the smartest. Wolves
are not big and bad. Certainly
they are not intrigued by pigs.

Join the Wolf community on
their march to the Children’s
Writers’ Guild. Let’s set
the record straight, mate.

2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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