Fairies in my garden.
Do you know, I have fairies in my garden?
The child smiled and ran screaming
Laughter flowing like water from a sprinkler
Delighted at the thought but not believing.
But here they are. Just as I have said
Fairies who live in various nooks and dips
Not just a few but lots and all the different tribes
Pixies and elves and fairies and nymphs
Most are harmless, seldom seen small people
But some are brutes that cause chaos and mayhem
I mean dwarfs that mine under the flower beds, well
And loud argumentative trolls, who needs them?
I got a ginger cat because the librarian told me
They are best to hunt fairies she said and I trust she knows
But the fairies just hunted the poor ginger cat
The cat is now buried where the honeysuckle grows
So I decided to leave well enough alone.
I hope they reciprocate, don’t become more contrary
I have surrendered the bottom half of my garden you know
Because well, who wants to declare war on creatures of fairie
© Dave Kavanagh @ daithiocaomanaigh.com