Re-post: Poem on Friday ~ Horror

August 2020
I can’t believe that I wrote this poem 5 years ago, and abuse is still a topic that needs addressing 😦 .
June 2015
No Grimm on TV today. Well, I’ll keep away to get some writing done.

This week’s prompt

This week’s prompt challenged us to look at our Grimm Reapers of happiness, innocence or whatever was/is important to us. It also challenged us to find symbols or fairy tale characters to express what happened. You can find the full prompt here.

My poem

I needed a few days to think about my prompt and let an idea germinate. It’s not fully prepared yet, but I will have a go anyway.


“Don’t’ go astray.”
Says the wolf to the cub
“Remember what grandpa told?
There is little red riding hood outside
Hiding in bush and wood.
She’ll tempt you and tease you
And in the end
You fall in the well oh so deep
So don’t go astray.”
Says the wolf to the cub
“Or she’ll be on her way.”
So the cub grows up
And has never gone
The way his mother told.
But he’s fearful and tearful
Of everything red
And secretly waits for the day.
The day arrives and red riding hood
comes hopping along on her way.
The wolf grabs her hood and howls like a dog
And never lets go of her there.
“What is it with you?” asks little red hood
“Why are you so grim to me?”
“You tortured my kind” he answered grim
And put his claws on her.
“It wasn’t me you stupid gid.
The kiddies did that to your folks.
So leave me alone and go on your way
And never return around here!”
The wolf he growled and the claw cut deep.
He wasn’t to listen to her
Because she was the temptress, and he was right
and no one would change his mind.
A few days later the hunter came
To the forest oh so deep.
And what he found was a little red hood
And nothing left to see.
Because little girls do not tempt grown men
It is them who brainwash little girls
To believe wolfs are good and they are allowed
To do whatever they please.

Suggestions on how to take part

You can still challenge yourself with this prompt and find a mention of your blog and post next Tuesday on this blog.

  • Read “The Day Jobbers Essential Poetry Prompt” here on “The Bee Writes…” on Wednesdays
  • Write your poem as close or far from the prompt as you feel comfortable
  • Post it on your blog or here in the comment section or both
  • You have time for that until the next Tuesday
  • Use “The Day Jobbers Essential Poetry Prompt” picture if you want to
  • Go and read another “Day Jobbers Essential Poetry Prompt” Poem from the comments
  • Most of all have lots of fun

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