My Faerie Godmother, Joanna

Here is another poem that I recently submitted, but failed at the selection table, but again, I am now allowed to publish this piece here on my Website… Enjoy !!

My Faerie Godmother, Joanna

The midnight hour is here, and I am ready to hit the moonlit track

Beyond the starry silence, I hear the mystical forest calling me back

My bones are trembling with nervous anticipation

As I sense faerie dust drifting over the blue-gum plantation

Urging me to visit my faerie godmother, Joanna

My days with her are always fun, especially playing with her pet goanna

Her tiny cottage is near the coastal village of Ulladulla

On the banks of the mysteriously green lake Coonawarra

Where auntie Joanna flits about in the purple shadows of her Jacaranda trees

While teasing and dancing in between her pet goannaโ€™s crooked knees

I have been hiking for hours and dawn is breaking

And I pause to bask in the morningโ€™s magical awakening

However, the air is far too still, and I feel something is amiss

Usually, my auntie would be flitting about to playfully blow me a kiss

Then the local mayor comes forward with the sad news about Joanna

My faerie godmother has been eaten by her pet goanna

Ivor Steven (c) June 2021

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

40 thoughts on “My Faerie Godmother, Joanna”

  1. A delightful poem, Ivor! โค But how evil of you to kill off the heroine in the final lines! I had to look up "goanna," although I was familiar with monitor lizards and komodo dragons. This poem is devilishly good fun! Someone has no sense of humor not to snap it up! ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care!

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      1. Apparently my poem was too much about the characters and didn’t include enough of were faeries live… maybe they didn’t read it properly .. !!

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    1. Thank you Cassa, I like to vary my writings, and expand on where my imagination may take me โ€ฆ a mixture of dreams, fantasy, imagination, and the ridiculous ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŒ

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  2. I remember this one! It makes me laugh! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Sorry about Joanna’s demise…but at least she had faerie fun beforehand. And what an unusual way to go! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐ŸฆŽ AND her name rhymes with her pet! ๐ŸฆŽ
    No good female names rhyme with lizard! HA! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Wonderful poem, Ivor! And perfect photo and song/vid to accompany it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (((HUGS))) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. The whole secret behind the poem is that Joanna is the only โ€œnameโ€ mentioned in the poem .. Caroleโ€™s second name was โ€˜Joanโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“–

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