Congratulations to 16 year old Rebecca Harris of Rangi Ruru High School who won the Fairy Tale Poetry Competition for local high school students with her poem, "Goldilocks".
Well done, Rebecca!
His creeping shadows trace the wall
With soft and tender caresses
Prowling through his own halls
Snarling in displeasure.
Heavy, padding footsteps
Steal down the hall in near silence
Snooping through doorways
Finding the intruder.
The intruder seems innocent
Young and carefree and so very stupid
Sleeping in his son’s own bed
Never caring for consequences
The shadows are long and dark
Streaking across the intruder’s face
Until she awakes, framed by golden hair
And she screams until she doesn’t.
They might not have had their porridge,
May have had their beds unmade,
But, in the very least, they have a new meal
Little girl goes very well with carrots.
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