by Flying Fox AKA Ted L Glines
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Hocus pocus eyes of newts for those who walk in parent's boots ...
by Ted L Glines
Little boy peeks in my cave
looks scared - I knew he's brave
"Welcome my son!"
"Don't kill me," he quavers,
"Are you a wizard?"
"Yeppers," smiling, "that's me."
"Do you turn little boys into toads?"
"What do you do?"
"I walk on wind
and I dare mortality,
I write silly poems
'bout love and morality,
and I eat at McDonalds
just like you."
"What will you do to me?"
"I will help you grow."
"That won't hurt, will it?"
"It might," said I,
"I will help you grow into a man
... worth knowing,
watch your spirit growing - glowing,
but there's a price along that way,
a toll of tears for you to pay
when you dance the path that's true ,
for you will be a wizard too
and I will pass my staff to you."
Author's Notes: A blessing or a curse? Wizards know. No one ever accused Gandalf (or Merlin) of being jolly. Then again, this is the promise made by all good dads to their most promising sons. Isn't it?
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|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Maybe when he gets a bit older, you can send him off to school at Hogwarts and allow wizards like Harry Potter to teach him or just keep him close and he will learn all he needs from his Dad...he is a lucky young man...Ed & Rufuz|
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|creative poetic playing with a serious note Ted. All I ever got out of my toad of a father was, "boy I don't even think you're my son." Looks like he spit me out cause I look just like him. Had to learn to be a man on my own Ted, almost didn't make it. But one thing I've always done was pray, and I got answer back that saved me|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Little boys and girls dream to hold that wand to get something or to make something better.
We look in awe to the Wizard of our dreams because we believed he can fix everything, doesn't he?
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
Sometimes I wonder just how much hocus pocus it will take to get things right. I think dads today all want better for their children. I enjoyed your touch of magic here.
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|pretty cool write-yes, from a promise father to son, I think you are right|