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 Category:  Fantasy Poetry
  Posted: January 20, 2020      Views: 14

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DIANA L CRAWFORD 

Diana is a poet/lyricist who has been composing love poems and lyrics for over 40 years. She has had several poems published over the years in such publications as the Purdue University Skylark: The Fine Arts Annual of Purdue Calumet (Hammond, India - more...

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Not always what they seem to be...
"Faeries" by Diana L Crawford

Faeries that you know today
appear to be so spritely gay;
yet stories from the past, you see,
describe them all quite differently.
 
The faeries’ magic is so old;
their gift of wishes can be sold,
and you will have a price to pay - 
be careful of the words you say.
 
For they will hold you to your word;
your mental state could be fractured.
Or they could cast a nasty spell
and leave you in a living hell.
 
So carry iron in your sack
and always strive to watch your back.
As by mistake you might just find,
the faeries’ wrath if you are blind.



 

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Fairy, also spelled faerie or faery, a mythical being of folklore and romance usually having magic powers and dwelling on earth in close relationship with humans. In a lot of modern stories, iron is fairies' kryptonite. Their silver bullet. All the hero has to do is whip out a cast-iron skillet, and evil sprites cower. It is often explained as iron having natural anti-magic qualities.

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