“LOVE OF WITCHES!” a poem, a.k.a.: “HANSEL & GRETEL, THE REST OF THE STORY!” a.k.a.: “Sometimes IT’S GOOD TO GO BACK!” 11 June 2019 (Tuesday)
Some people love witches! Which-witch-is-BEST?
Which-witch-is REALLY-“witchy,” standing-above-the-rest?
Which-is: “the-best-of-all?” THE ONE WE ALL LOVE,
With the best head! and-shoulders! Cape?-broom? far-above?
A-lotta-witches-are-dull! and-basically without-style!
Which-witch? beats-the-other-witches, by-a-clear-country-mile?
I think-it-was CANDIDA, the witch with The Villa,
Of candy cane pillars! and caramel-and-vanilla,
Who liked LITTLE CHILDREN – to come through The Wood;
She’d grab-’em-for-lunch – just-like-no-body-could!
And years after Hansel and Gretel are gone,
Candida’s STILL-living!! with-a-nice-licorice-lawn,
Of boiling soup stock! Her death? was ALL-ROT!
Yes, Candy-WAS-scalded; so-there-was dis-fig-ure-ment,
That: IN-THIS MODERN-AGE, WITCHES-HAVE-LITTLE-RESPECT,
But! Hansel-always-DID-THINK: that-crone-was-“Select;”
Yes, VERY ATTRACTIVE! So, when Sweet Gretel died,
Hansel-went-back! For years he had cried!
AND-HE-NEVER-GOT-MARRIED, for – for-Candy he-“burned,”
With yearning and excitement! His-soul-fairly-CHURNED!
Now, after-decades-and-decades, spent thinking of HER,
He-returned-to-Her-“Cottage,” and-it-was-Candy, f’-sure,
Who was so darned amazed – that-he’d-returned-ON-HIS-OWN!
“You like ME?” She said. “Doth Mur-der-Thee-Condone?”
“Oh, no,” said Dear Hansel, who was-so-happy to see,
His-Candy-quite-alive! “But, would-you-e’er-care-for-me?”
“Oh, yes,” quoth The Witch; “you’re-The-Black-Cat’s-Me-ow,
And I think you’re so-NICE-to-come-back-to-me-now,
And announce your affection, for an old crone like moi!”
FOR WITCHES KNOW LOVE, and THE LOVE LIGHTS SHE SAW!
Who can explain IT! Who-can-pro-phe-cy,
What couple will FIT, to kiss, coo – and sigh!?
So, here-we’re-years-later, and Hansel and Candy,
Are married and happy! and Hansel’s a “dandy,”
Candida’s his queen – and, with spells cast & potions,
They’re both about 30! doing-conjugal-motions!
The two birthed a girl, an incarnation of Gretel!!
And she-grew-up-in-“the-woods!” For-a-time, they did settle!
Did they-live-happily-ever-after? Well, they-DID form-a-trio,
Called: “Tony Orlando and Dawn!” Their “home base” is-[now]-in-Rio,
And-they are-eternal – and they’re-all-doing-fine!
TRUE LOVE? [Kinda-ab-surd, ain’t-it?!] So!? Candy’s-sweet at-29!
Gretel’s a bit younger; Hansel’s now 33!
They live on FOREVER, and they’ll always be free!
So, there’s-Gretel, who changed her name to-“Rihanna,” Candida and-ME!
[Moral:] Eat-ya-some-candy, love-forever!
And-get “WITCHY!” 🙂 – Make love, not WAR, Locke!
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