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Date Added: May 20, 2006 09:05:28 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Fairy Dust Blues

One Saturday night

As a thunderstorm raged

Eddy got ready

To open a page


He was under the covers

With his flashlight and stuff

And a book about a fairy

Who was allergic to dust


Well, Eddy turned the page

And read sentence one

And before he knew it

The story had begun



Somewhere on Earth

At the beginning of man

The world was covered

With forests so grand


And in one such forest

A fairy named Ree

Lived in a house

At the top of the trees


With a staircase that spiraled

Around and around

From the front of the house

Down to the ground


And in that fairy kitchen

Ree’s parents discussed

The health of their daughter

Who was allergic to dust


Oh, not dust from the fire

Or dust on the chair

But Ree was allergic

To Fairy Dust flair


I don’t have to tell you

You probably know

That when you throw Fairy Dust

It gives off a glow


Well the glow that it gives

Is the magic at work

And Ree’s nose would sneeze

Till she went berserk


And her sneezes would scatter

The dust like a breeze

Till she finally stopped sneezing

and wiped on her sleeve


Can you imagine Tinkerbelle

Sprinkling Peter Pan to fly

Then sneezing all the dust away

While he fell from the sky


So you see, it’s a problem

When a fairy can’t twinkle

And needs a whole box of tissues

Each time that they sprinkle


“What will become

of our poor little Ree?”

Ree’s mother asked

Of her husband Dupree


“We’ve consulted the doctor

and had all the tests,

but nothing can bring

her sneezing to rest.”


“Well, said her father,

this morning I’ll meet

with the Wizard of Brackney

who says he can keep

Our Ree from sneezing

With a new Fairy dust

It’s Non-allergenic

And won’t ever rust


So later that morning

Her Dad brought it home

A dust mixed with magic

From Fairy and Gnome


And they gathered the tissues

And prepared for the worst

As Ree threw the dust

From her little dust purse


It sparkled in gold

With a tinge of light blue

And the flair that it gave

Grew bright and flew


Over the tables

and over the chairs

all through the house

and then up the stairs


Ree was ready

But the sneeze never came

She sprinkled some more

But results were the same


Now she could do magic

Like all of the rest

And she went to the school

To take the dust test


Old Miss Feeny the teacher

Sat in front of the class

With glasses set on her nose

Looking down on our lass


From fairy to fairy

She tested technique

Was the color just right

Gold with a streak


Of silver and white

As it worked its spell

And each fairy passed

With the shake of a bell


Until, at last,

It came down to Ree

Who reached into her purse

And set her dust free


Gold was the color

With silver and white

But what was this new thing,

A surrounding blue light


Tsk tsk, said Miss Feeny

That will never do

True Fairy magic

Doesn’t turn blue


“I’m sorry Young Lady,

But you’ll have to remain

In grade number six

And do it again.”


Ree and her parents

Tried to explain

About non-allergenic

But there was no way


That they could sway

Miss Feeny’s mind

Blue Fairy dust

Just wasn’t the kind


 When all of a sudden

They heard an alarm

Which meant that there

Was some kind of harm


And there in the distance

They heard a howl

The sound of a Korrigan

Out on the prowl


Now a Korrigan is cousin

To both fairy and troll

But they’re ugly and mean

And they carry a bowl


With a big copper lid

To fix up a meal

Of stewed fairy children

That they like to steal


And as everyone knows

A Korrigan can’t be stopped

By gold Fairy dust

It just fizzles and pops


Well everyone ran

 Or flew to the trees

And the only one left

Was our little Ree


She stood in the center

Of the small Fairy glen

Alone and afraid

And in need of a friend


When there at her side

Was a fairy named Miles

A brave little lad

From the Emerald Isle


“Your dust is blue

But its magic is real,

We can stop the Korrigan

Before he can steal


He turned to Ree

and flitted to and fro

“You sprinkle him high,

and I’ll sprinkle him low


They looked at each other

With a fairy like grin

As she took a handful of blue dust

And gave it to him


Well the howl got louder

And then they could see

The shape of the monster

Sniffing the trees


“Come out little morsels.”

The Korrigan cried.

You know I’ll find you

Where ever you hide.”


Then he saw the two fairies

And his wide mouth dribbled

“Why your just enough fairy

to have a good nibble.”


Ree flew over the creature

And dropped just a pinch

Of the blue fairy dust

On the Korrigan’s chin


And Miles snuck in

As the Korrigan shrieked

Sprinkling blue magic

All over his feet


The Korrigan swatted

At the sparkle like bees

As Ree covered him in dust

From his head to his knees


And before their eyes

The Korrigan fussed

Then disappeared

All of Fairy was hushed


A cheer went up

From the tops of the trees

A song, a song,

For Miles and Ree


For in Fairy a song

Lets the world know

That someone is honored

For bravery they’ve shown


Ree was given

An “A” on her test,

A hug from Miss Feeny

And a report card that said “Best”


And from that day forward

Ree hardly ever sneezed

But sometimes, out of habit

She still wiped on her sleeve






Author's Notes:
The continuing stories of  Wide Awake Dreams.
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Comment By: FreeSteve on February 26, 2008 12:10:02 PM Report
Wow....this is a great poem and a very enjoyable experience
Comment By: FreeStar on June 4, 2006 09:17:11 AM Report
Well , this is just a magical delight!  Congrats on a well deserved award.


Comment By: FreeGlata on June 2, 2006 09:03:00 AM Report
Well, now there ya go! Congrats! The gold is right where is should be!
and again, congrats!
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on June 1, 2006 10:51:29 PM Report
Hahaha! I love it! I just love it! I didn't know you wrote fairy stories, jp. Looks like I've got some catching up to do. This one is great, and certainly deserves publishing. So glad the raters think so too. Congratulations! ML

Comment By: FreeLady Literary on June 1, 2006 10:17:27 PM Report
Absolutely enchanting. I suppose I will have to go back and read the rest of the stories. Well done on the award as well.
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on May 31, 2006 04:43:45 AM Report
well done on this Joe.
Reminds me of the joke about the woman who had an orgasm every time she sneezed.
Somebody asked if she was taking something for it
yes...she said ............pepper!
Ali x
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on May 31, 2006 02:19:23 AM Report
Thaat bronze hubcap looks good over this magical peice, Joe...Congratulations, buddy...len
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on May 30, 2006 11:58:30 AM Report
I commented below, now I have to say congrats on the award Joe, it is so deserved! Joe
Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on May 30, 2006 11:14:14 AM Report
Another masterful write. Congrats on your award!
Comment By: FreeHenry M. on May 30, 2006 09:59:01 AM Report
I have to say Joe, this is a great poem! Worthy of more than a featured award. This poem should be published for all to enjoy, it is flawlessly written, with a great rhyme meter and wonderful flow. I envision this being read to little children at bedtime! I stand and applaud this poem Joe, excellent work!!!! Henry
Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on May 30, 2006 07:06:44 AM Report
Charming piece write~you deserve to win an award for this one, flows so well and is a delightful story.I enjoyed so much,thank you!
Congrats for your win! May there be many more~
Comment By: FreeGlata on May 29, 2006 07:28:26 AM Report
Hey! Congrats! I knew this was a winner when I first read it!
Great job, my friend...and again..Congrats!
Big hugs...~Glata~
Comment By: FreeAbbas on May 29, 2006 06:42:50 AM Report
I love these words, they have played for you perfectly, O Writer.


Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on May 29, 2006 03:10:43 AM Report
*CHEERS* All is well that ends well. I'll bet the children really like this poem. Who doesn't love a hero? And better yet, two? *smiles*

This was entertaining, most enjoyable. I think I have a few Korrigans at work, wanna lend me some of that non-allergenic dust to smite them with?

Congratulations! =))

Comment By: FreeLukeofHomelandSecurity on May 28, 2006 09:54:03 PM Report
Funny. Clever. Perfect


Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on May 28, 2006 07:43:09 PM Report
Joe: great write -- very deserving of the Feature Poem Award.

Lady Dragonwyck
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on May 23, 2006 09:40:35 PM Report
You truly are gifted in so many facets~! This story held me spellbound, following the saga, mesmerized by the happenings and the good ending~!! Loved it~!!!

The old bag lady, lovin' the Wide Awake Dream saga~!!!

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Comment By: FreeGlata on May 22, 2006 08:45:49 AM Report
How absolutely adorable! Way to go, Ree!
Loved this, Joe...but then, I love nearly everything you've ever written!
Comment By: FreeKaren Marrah on May 21, 2006 10:03:00 AM Report
What a wonderful and enchanting write!! I couldn't stop reading.I loved that Ree finally got her well-deserved happy ending. It made me smile :). Thanks for sharing this great write Joe! Have a wonderful day....~Karen~
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on May 20, 2006 06:50:07 PM Report
Tutty fruity-Oh Rudy!! Bop bop a luma-she sprinkled that dust!
Fantasic, Joe..I ran out of breath singing this..You big bopper, you...LOVED IT!!...len
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on May 20, 2006 12:32:40 PM Report
WOW! Joe, this is just incredible! Great story, Joe


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