"The Fairy Raid" by Sir Joseph Noel Paton (1867)‘What If’ by Pamela Corbett The Society May 31, 2016 Beauty, Poetry 2 Comments What if the tall tales we’re told as children, are in fact true?Lost stories about elves, hobbits, and knights of great virtue-Waging battles of honor, searching for glorious men,Fighting wretched villains in disguise once again.Old lore more true than not, yet older than your oldest thought, Over time most men lost faith, or simply they forgot.What if these famed heroes were noble, true, and real?If Little People ruled in peace with nothing to conceal,If wands waved fierce, often inciting fear and worry?If fairies flew round town, their feathers all a flurry—A nymph, sprite, leprechaun or pixie, comes to play a game—You see no matter where you roam, they come out all the same.To be sure you’ll meet a genie, goblin, gnome, or puck-And they’ll be out to greet you, to grant you some good luck.Should you wish to play a prank—an imp, dwarf, or midgetWill surely play a song or game, to cheer on you your visit.In your travels, be sure to catch a mermaid for me;Watch out for dragons and pirate ships adrift at sea,Perhaps a troll or sea urchin, will surely lend a hand,To help you see what life was like before man ruled the land. Pamela Corbett is a poet living in Bedford Hills, New York. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 2 Responses goalpostspace June 2, 2016 gorgeous painting。 gorgeous， gorgeous， gorgeous。 Reply Evan Mantyk June 3, 2016 I’m reminded of the deep yet whimsical Lord of the Rings. Thank you, Pamela. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.