"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. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (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 to goalpostspace 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.