Today’s prompt is to see the other side of an evil person. In her interview, Blake suggests writing a poem in which a villain faces an unfortunate situation, and is revealed to be human (but still evil). Perhaps this could mean the witch from Hansel & Gretel has lost her beloved cat, and is going about the neighborhood sticking up heart-wrenching “Lost Cat” signs, but still finds human children delicious. Maybe Blackbeard the Pirate is lost at sea in an open boat, remembering how much he loved his grandmother (although he will still kill the first person dumb enough to scoop him from the waves).
My take on the prompt for today
Of her step-daughter, did not bother
until that “holier than thou” mirror- on the wall
said Snow-white was prettier, than them all
It came as a bummer
this shocking revelation, that Snow-white’s a stunner
What could she do, she was the Queen
And the prettiest in the world, until now, she had been
Jealousy got the better of her,
and love, if it existed, became a blur…
The Queen ordered the huntsman to kill-
And she thought he did. Until
That blessed mirror on the wall,
decided to blow the cover and tell it all
“Snow-White’s the prettiest. With seven dwarfs she-
lives in the jungle. ” Writhing with anger, the Queen went off to see
the Princess, her daughter,
And kill her. To put an end to this cumbersome matter.
Dressed in an old woman’s guise,
She gave the Princess a poisoned red apple, telling her sweet lies
Oh! poor, dear Snow-White
fell to the ground. She would have died with that bite
If not for the good Prince-
who found her in a coffin and kissed her lips. They lived happily ever since.
Now, was the Queen wrong? I wonder…
A sin she did commit. ‘Twas an unforgivable blunder
But all her life she had been told…
“Beauty far more important than being kind and bold”
So, you see, we must forgive the foolish Woman
The Queen she was but she’s only human!
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