Thursday, November 20, 2014

PAD Challenge I'll Never

I Will Never Speak to You Again

Oh, I never will speak to you again.
I no longer consider you a friend.
You called my pet bug ugly,
And my teddy bear unsnuggly.
And you stole from me my favorite pen.

Oh, I never will speak to you again.
I no longer consider you a friend.
You won’t share your new toys with me.
And you always try to pinch me.
And your “that’s mining” never seems to end.

Oh, I never will speak to you again.
I no longer consider you a friend.
You’re so rough and tumble.
You caused my car to crumble.
And now the tires won’t unbend.

But now I am alone again.
I sure miss having you as friend.
So please, will you come over?
We’ll make a ring of clover.

For now our friendship we must mend.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PAD Challenge Excuses

Spark’s Bedtime Excuses

My friend can stay up longer than me.
I need my Teddy bear. I have to pee.
It’s too noisy. Too light. Too hot.
I have to feed Billy the bug. I forgot.

Tell my Teddy to stop staring at me.
I need something to drink and something to eat.
My tummy hurts and so does my head.
There’s a monster under my bed.

Please tell me a story and sing me a song.
I’m ready to tell you what I did all day long.
I need to say my bedtime prayer.
I think I have gum in my hair.

On my windows, I hear tap, tap, tap.
Mama, let me sit upon your lap.
I’m not tired. Why do you get to stay up?
I ran out of water in my cup.

My wings want to flutter. My feet want to run.
I need to finish my game, I wasn’t done.
Too many thoughts run in my head.
I can’t sleep with crumbs in my bed.

Mama moved her chair near the door,
but didn’t listen to Spark any more.
His plan to stay up didn’t keep.

Finally, he fell fast asleep. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PAD challenge sweet

Honey Cakes

Fairies like honey cakes
And tea with sugar and cream
So make them like the fairy makes
Fairies like honey cakes
Hurry, now, for goodness sakes!
For this is what fairies dream
Fairies like honey cakes
And tea with sugar and cream

Monday, November 17, 2014

PAD Challenge Afflicted

The Tooth Fairy

“Oooooooooooh,” groaned Sprinkle. “My tooth hurts!”

“Let me see,” said Mama fairy.

“No, it hurts too much!”

“You’re going to have to go to the dentist.”

“Will it hurt? I don’t want to go.”

“It might hurt a little at first,
but then the pain will go away.”

Mama and Sprinkle fluttered over to the dentist.
They had to wait in a room with lots of chairs.
Sprinkle and Mama looked at magazines.

Soon a lady fairy called, “Sprinkle!”

Mama and Sprinkle left the magazines
on the low table.
The lady led them to a small room.
Sprinkle and Mama waited some more.
Sprinkle wished she would have brought
in the magazine from the big room.

Then another lady fairy came in.
“Hop up in this chair,” said the lady.

Sprinkle sat in the big chair.
She was careful not to wrinkle her wings.

The lady said, “You’ve brushed your teeth
and flossed, I see.
So this won’t take so long.”

The lady used a tool to scrape Sprinkle’s teeth clean.
She used another tool to suck up the spit.
It made a funny gurgling noise.
Sprinkle wiggled and squirmed.

“Hold still,” Mama said.

Finally the lady was done.
“Now, the dentist will see you.”
The dentist came in
and told Sprinkle to say ahhh.

“Ahhh,” said Sprinkle.

“I see the problem,” he said.
He took out a needle.
“It will pinch a little,
but it will keep you from hurting a lot.”

Sprinkle was brave and opened her mouth wide.
It pinched. “Owww!” Sprinkle said.
Then the dentist used another tool
and pulled out the tiny tooth.
She didn’t feel that at all.

He wrapped the tooth in gauze
and gave it to Sprinkle.
“Put this under your pillow
and the tooth fairy
will give you a nice surprise.”

“Really?” Sprinkle said.

“Yes, really.”

“I will give you something, too,” said the dentist.
He brought out a box of toys and said, “Pick one.”

Sprinkle chose a brightly colored yoyo.
She and Mama told the dentist goodbye.

That night Sprinkle put her tooth
under her pillow made of moss.
Later that night she heard a noise.
She peeked out from under her fern blanket.

The tooth fairy flew in her window
wearing a sparkly blue gown
and a golden crown.

When she came toward Sprinkle,
Sprinkle gasped in surprise.
“Mama! You’re the tooth fairy?”

“Shhh! Don’t tell anyone,”
Mama said with a wink.

Sprinkle smiled
and went back to sleep.
In the morning she found
a shiny, silver bracelet under her pillow.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

PAD Challenge explanatory

Fairy ABC’s

A is for acorn caps fairies wear upon their heads
To match their little dresses in purples, greens and reds
B is for butterflies with fairies in the sky
They look a lot like flowers soaring high
C is for colors yellow, orange, red, purple, blue and green
                Fairies like bright colors that can be clearly seen
D is for dragonfly on which fairies like to ride
                Zipping along here to there and side to side
E is for evening when fairies come out to dance               
               Appearing as mere shadows at first glance
F is for ferns fairies like to use for beds
                Along with mossy pillows to lay their little heads
G is for glimmer fairies who live in the sea or turn gardens bright
                They may play the piccolo or send out rainbow light
H is for honeycake fairies like to eat
                Like you and me they like to taste foods that are sweet
I is for invisible when fairies don’t want to be seen
                They like to live in a person’s house if they keep it clean
J is for jonquil that make good fairy skirts
                And boy fairies use red roses to make pretty shirts
K is for King of Everything who makes all things good
                The hills the lakes, the sky, the streams, the wood
L is for lightning bug to light the fairies’ paths
                As they scamper to the streams to take their bedtime baths
M is for magic, when fairies need a disguise
                They may take on shapes as leaves or appear as dragonflies
N is for natural foods fairies eat for their health
                Saffron, pears and mallow fruit add to fairies’ wealth
O is for outdoors where fairies like to play
                They like to sing and dance about, that is the fairy’s way
P is for pixie dust to make things fly
                Happy thoughts will send them way up high
Q is for queen who rules the fairy land
                She’s kind, beautiful and grand
R is for rosemary one of their favorite flowers
                Delicate with fragrant fairy powers
S is for saffron fairies use as a spice
                It makes all the foods they like taste extra nice
T is for tulips for where fairies’ babies sleep
                They cuddle in the silky folds and do not make a peep
U is for underground where some fairies make their home
                In the evenings they go out to fly about and roam
V is for violins fairies play when they dance beneath the moon
                They skip and hop and leap about to a lively tune
W is for wands fairies use to make their magic flow
               To use their wands to do good deeds is what all fairies know       
X is for xylophone, an instrument fairies like to play
                They hang it around their little necks and plink soft songs all day
Y is for yard fairies like full of bright and cheery flowers
                They like to sit within their shade and wile away the hours
Z  is for zipping fast when hiding comes to mind
                That you see is why fairy folk are very hard to find

Saturday, November 15, 2014

PAD Challenge Holy

Holy Manger

The fairy children gathered around a manger scene.
“Why is that Baby Big Person in a trough?” Twinkles asked.
“That’s a funny place to sleep,” Tilly said.
“That’s sort of a statue of the Son of the King of Everything,”
Mama Fairy told them.
“What!” The fairy children gasped
“Didn’t He live in a palace?” Doodles asked.
“Why did he have to sleep in a food trough?” Winkle wondered.
“They didn’t have room for him at the Inn,” Mama said.
“So while they traveled, He slept in a barn.”
They stared at Mama Fairy with open mouths.
“The King of Everything wanted to make sure
Big People didn’t get mixed up.
They tend to think greatness
has to do with skills, riches or power.
But Baby Jesus is great because of who He is.
He is a gift to anyone
who makes room for him in his or her life—
the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich.”
“We’ll make room for Him,” Milly said.
All of the fairy children nodded in agreement.

PAD follow


You may think you see fireflies,
but really they’re tiny lanterns,
lighting the way for fairies.

Follow the flickering lights
and you may catch a glimpse
of a fairy caught unaware.