Friday, April 24, 2015

Fairy Godmother's Prayer ― Day 24 of NaPoWriMo 2015

A Fairy Godmother's Prayer

There was once a fairy godmother
who had no child to love and help
She cried every night and said
her prayers to the great-god-parent

Every night there was no word or sign,
her prayers seem not to be answered
Consistent she was, always. That is
why she was given her professional
name, of Constance

Another year now approached and
Constance had no charge. Oh couldn't
some dear child come her way

Another night at her bedside,
kneeling to her great-god-parent.
Please, O please, she pleaded

Please dear GGP, why can't it be tonight.
Let tonight be the night that
my child will come to life

And find a mother in need of the best
fairy godmother there could be.
Ever, ever, I promise to be the best

A deafening clap of thunder preceding
a bright bolt of lightening filled
her room. There stood Abednego
Supreme, the king of all godmothers.

Abednego had suffer though a great fire
and was in the lion's den as well.
That was in another life for him

Constance, dear, he said, let
this be your time. Can you pass
the test one more time? If you
can we will grant your wish.

O yes, O yes, Constance had uttered,
her low voiced words barely leaving her lips,
Yes, sir, I am sure that I can.

Now, Constance was very sure  
that this was her sign, first the
lightening followed the thunder  
and not vice versa.

Second sign was that this man,
Abednego was in her book,
the book she read every night,
Grimm's Fair Tales.
She knew this test by heart,
it was on page eighty-nine.

All right, Ms. Constance, here
is the test. Tell me please the
four traits a good fairy godmother
should convey to her godchild

Without blinking an eye,
Constance called out,
"the Four Biggies are: Integrity, Compassion, Courage and Joy.
Everyone should wish and strive for these."

You have answered correctly, Ms. Constance.
You shall receive your reward

Stand under the Golden Arch at
Thirty-third and Broadway precisely
at nine AM tomorrow morning, wear  
your purple pants suit and be ready for action

Mrs. Constance replied, O thank you,
thank you Sir Abednego. I will always
be in gratitude to you and
hold you in highest esteem

That night Constance slept soundly,
dreaming of little children growing up fast.
She made her appointment next morning
a few minutes early
Right at Nine, a very old T-Model Ford
with tattered side curtains drove up,
honking its horn in wild expectation

Constance almost fainted, there
were four child seats strapped in
the bed in the rear, each holding
a baby aged about three days.

From that day on, Constance
lived faithfully to her vows.
She was the best fairy godmother
in the land to those four little charges.

Her prayers had been answered four-fold, what a great reward!

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Car Photo and Poem copyright © 2009 and 2015 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Grimm's Fairy Tales book picture copied from Ella's post, Go Grimm in conjunction with her instructions today.

I am linked with Ella at the Real Toads, Go Grimm and with  NaPoWriMo 2015both for Day 24 of National Poem Writing Month

Ella's instructions were "... Four Wishes: Integrity, Compassion, Courage and Joy... Now, go frolic in your word forest, beware of trolls, magic moss and poisonous mushrooms. Please follow the popcorn trail-I have left for you. If one of the recent Disney films inspires you or the enchanted television shows-by all means go there ~ "   


At Friday, April 24, 2015 7:14:00 PM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

This bought tears to my eyes... so very beautiful...!

At Friday, April 24, 2015 8:26:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

An absolute delight!

At Friday, April 24, 2015 10:25:00 PM, Blogger Ella said...

I love this Jim! Bravo, I was so enchanted on how you really made it a fairy tale. I love your ending and the magic you captured and shared! Thank you~

At Friday, April 24, 2015 11:09:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

A wonderful story - she must have been very busy from then on!!!

At Saturday, April 25, 2015 5:11:00 AM, Blogger Other Mary said...

Well done in the tradition of all fairy tales. and I love the details you added, such as, "wear / your purple pants suit and be ready for action." That made me smile. But I'm wondering what happened to Shadrach, Meshach, lol.

At Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:09:00 AM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Ha. I wonder if your wife's name is Constance? Very charming. k.

At Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:40:00 PM, Blogger C.C. said...

I could see this as though it was a movie......fairy godmother training school, probationary periods and all kinds of things like that. Very entertaining!!

At Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:53:00 PM, Blogger Gail said...

So wishes do come true...


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