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How to Survive a Fairy Tale MAG

By Anonymous

If you should find yourself lost in a book,
Where certainly no one would think to look,
Follow these tips to keep yourself safe,
From witch, or from troll, or cold-blooded snake.

Be Helpful
If someone should ask you for a helping hand,
Help without thinking, do not be grand.
Chances are, they will later come back,
to assist you from a confusing trap.

Listen
If you’re given advice, listen or be doomed,
Even if it comes from an animal,
However degrading, I am sure you will find
it is highly preferable to stay alive.

Be Cunning
While there are those who mean you no harm,
There are the people on the other arm,
Most would eat you without a regret,
So stay alert to keep safe from them.

Stick to the path,
don’t open the door,
keep away from that cottage,
or we’ll see you no more.
Follow these hints,
and you will be safe,
but beware if the rules you ignore and break.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.



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on Sep. 14 2011 at 5:34 pm
AshKat98 BRONZE, Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Stephen Hawking

This is amazing! I LOVE it!I for sure am not the greatest poet, but I still love it anyway!

glub123 BRONZE said...
on Sep. 9 2011 at 3:18 pm
glub123 BRONZE, North Wales, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Miracles do happen to those who deserve them.

I love this. For homework we have to bring in a poem and i'm bringing yours!

on Aug. 23 2011 at 8:38 am
consumedbygrace247 BRONZE, Durham, North Carolina
4 articles 2 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Change the way people think, and things will never be the same." -Steve Biko (South African civil rights martyr)

Love this, I always think about getting stuck in a book and now I know how to get out! :D

daponie SILVER said...
on Aug. 6 2011 at 3:32 pm
daponie SILVER, Lagos, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

i really like thi poem...   :)

msn9896 GOLD said...
on Jul. 27 2011 at 10:16 pm
msn9896 GOLD, Billings, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality. ~H.A. Overstreet

I'm a fairy tale lover, and this pretty much summed up all of it! comment on my work please, if you have the time.

on Jul. 24 2011 at 2:06 pm
CupcakeSaffy PLATINUM, Cochrane, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."

That was an excellent poem - very good idea.

IamRevy BRONZE said...
on Jul. 3 2011 at 4:28 pm
IamRevy BRONZE, State Of Mind, Other
4 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Trying to please the world is a self-made curse"

Haha...all the tips heeded, riveting story. Keep your pen spinning 

JustJazzy GOLD said...
on Jun. 15 2011 at 2:07 pm
JustJazzy GOLD, Columbia, Kentucky
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I love this! :D

msn9896 GOLD said...
on Jun. 4 2011 at 7:31 pm
msn9896 GOLD, Billings, Montana
11 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality. ~H.A. Overstreet

Very interesting.... something in a different format which was refreshing :) and something that isn't so cliche is always fun to read.

on May. 25 2011 at 10:22 am
rockstardream GOLD, I&#39m Not Saying, Georgia
12 articles 2 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you dream it you can do it." ~Walt Disney

I like this! It keeps to the rhythm of a limerick, and produces a witty ending. Good theme for the poem too!

on May. 10 2011 at 8:57 pm
AndySixxLover GOLD, Weatherford, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
These violent delights have violent ends and in there triumph die like fire and powder in witch their kiss consume

This is really good!!!!!!!

Anupama BRONZE said...
on Apr. 12 2011 at 11:53 am
Anupama BRONZE, Mumbai, Other
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This is a fabulous piece. :)

on Apr. 6 2011 at 12:31 pm
i enjoy this its good advice if i ever end up in a fairy tale

RavenRose said...
on Mar. 19 2011 at 10:46 am
RavenRose, Brockport, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Do you think about
Everything you've been through
You never thought you'd be so depressed
Are you wondering
Is it life or death
Do you think that there's no one like you..."
~ Three Days Grace One-X

I love it. I think it's really good and true. :)

on Feb. 25 2011 at 5:46 pm
leonajordan BRONZE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
4 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never give up, when you're down, get up and try again.

This is a good essay, and creative tew...:)) Keep up the good work!

on Feb. 7 2011 at 9:50 pm
LovelyDuckling GOLD, Hamilton, Montana
16 articles 0 photos 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
A vision without action is a hallucination.

aha! I see! thanks

Valiant GOLD said...
on Feb. 7 2011 at 4:48 am
Valiant GOLD, Richardson, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You look like a bloated, cross-eyed squid with a beard.... well, at least you hair looks right."
Me to my friend Heidi

There once was a girl in named Sue

Who found that her hair had turned blue

She turned pale with fright

At the hideous sight

And blamed it all on her shampoo

 

This is a simple limrick. They usually follow the pattern of AABBA.

 

 


lollypops GOLD said...
on Feb. 6 2011 at 8:56 pm
lollypops GOLD, Pilot, Virginia
16 articles 5 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live

this is amazing what would make it perfect would be if i wrote it just kidding i love it good job

on Feb. 6 2011 at 1:06 pm
SilentEternity, Boise, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Ill update this later...

Theres no such thing as to much imagination..

MissElliot said...
on Feb. 5 2011 at 9:55 pm
MissElliot, Yolo, Kentucky
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This was really creative!:)