AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Monday, June 6, 2011

A Colourful Tale

Illustration: by Vincent Mathy
Monday's Child #48

You think you do not know me
My dearest vegie friends
But I'm the one you bullied
And flung to garden's end

I'm the ugly one you mocked
My dearest vegie friends
The one you said was useless
The artichoke blend

You seem surprised to see me
My dearest vegie friends
All colourful and happy
And my soul's on the mend

You see
A rainbow found me
And lifted up my heart
Gave each chamber colour
Each juicy piece a part

But before the rainbow finished
The rain came tumbling down
The rainbow slipped away
But left behind my gown

So here I am more beautiful
Than any one of you
My heart is there for all to see
And spiky points are few

I hold no lasting grudges
You can't help being you
I'm now your queen and captain
And you're my willing crew

Monday's Child - (an illustration from a children's book is the writing prompt) - is hosted by bkmackenzie


Anonymous said...

I love the illustration you have chosen. Your tale is very nice!!

Deborah said...

Wonderfully done, a child could read so much in to this, perfect!

Jingle said...

confident one,
it is good to stay upbeat most of time,

creative entry, Cheers.

signed...bkm said...

Aw this veggie won out in the end in both beauty and power....a wonderful tale with great rhyme...thank you..bkm

Anonymous said...


oceanwavesinblue said...

awesome job.

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Reflections said...

What a fun take, teaching kids that vegies and gardening can be fun! Fabulous post!



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