Written & Illustrated by KKC BAUDER
now, even though, many forests no longer grow,
is a place that still stands,
far, far away in a far, far away land.
you stand very still, quiet now, "Ssshhhh!"
do you see?
you want to know why?
Goblins are shy.
cover themselves with mud and small stones,
those who pass by will leave them alone.
as everyone knows,
Goblins are as beautiful as beautiful goes.
pure of heart,
resist a little part of beauty.
they all agreed to hide below the sand and grit,
never show their loveliness,
it is a shame,
hence they got their ugly name.
life went on as all life should,
they lived and loved in the shade of the wood.
a little goblin by the name of Grain,
up to be very, very, very, very VAIN.
thought she was... well... the best,
would not listen to others warnings,
went wandering early one morning.
shed the hat of mud and dirt and thought,
could it hurt to show my loveliness to all?"
it just so happened on that day,
were children out to play,
as Grain scurried by,
caught a glimpse from the corner of his eye.
snatched her up and "Ooohed" and "Ahhhed,"
off they went with their new prize,
to little Grain's surprise.
let out a scream and prayed real hard!
was never that scared that she could ever recall.
if no one heard her call?
we can help!
we can shout!
we can help little Grain out!
promises to be good.
will never again brag.
do you think?
you ready now?
LITTLE GRAIN OUT!"
from down the path,
grew such a thunder,
started to wonder.
turned toward the noise,
waited and watched.
did they see?
down the path, deep in the wood, there came a wall of rocks,
stood at least ten feet tall, and stood it should,
rather it moved and thundered and rumbled,
it roared through the forest and rattled and stumbled.
children were both frightened!
dropped little Grain,
started to run.
never looked back,
they decided, "the woods were no fun!"
when she had landed,
great wall stood still.
Goblins climbed down,
started to cheer!
Grain had been rescued,
the woods were now clear.
that day to this,
has never been seen,
Rock Goblin anywhere ever again.
all learned a lesson,
that Goblin named Grain.
lose their beauty is a shame
beneath it all,
in their hearts,
a song that sometimes
can hear in your dreams.
you're quiet and still,
go to sleep,
maybe, just maybe,
their dreams you can peep.