The Forrest Of Glee
Author: Robert


I am the King Of The Forrest Of Glee
And a bit of caution to the strangers I see.
You'll do well to pay a small homage to me,
Thus you must pay a small ransom or flee.

A small token is all that I request,
And it needn't be that of your very best.
Say give me a pretty feather of two,
or a nice shiny pebble of color would do.

Just place them there at the base of my tree,
Before you enter my Forrest Of Glee.
Now if you don't, you'll have my reply
And I'll make you pay in the blink of an eye.

With a nod of my limbs, you'll jump like a frog
Or hoot like an owl, or bark like a dog.
You'll swim like a fish all your life thru,
These are things that will happen to you.

We creatures here, we get along well,
We've looked after each other, that one can tell.
If you wish to join out big family,
Just leave your small ransom
At the base of my tree.


Comments on this poem/writing:

barb ( -- Wednesday, March 7 2007, 05:56 pm

a good lesson for kids

You should make a book for kids to teach them a learning lesson, you have the imagination and writing that is easy for kids and everyone to understand.
Terrie* ( -- Wednesday, March 7 2007, 11:25 pm

i have both, pretty feather of two..

...and a shiny stone of desirin' hue ~smile~
Robert, you have such a fasinatin' way of portrayin' lovely poetry on a lovely timeless canvass for all ages to read, share and enjoy..
your work is inspirin'...thank you for sharin'
Bipedalguy ( -- Wednesday, March 7 2007, 11:36 pm

Absolutely delightful

This is different from most of your others, but it's still beautifully written, and it's perfect construction makes it a pleasure to read. It pops right off the page and into ones memory.
Robert ( -- Thursday, March 8 2007, 12:26 am

The King Of The Forrest Of Glee

Thanks Barb, Terrie, and Bipe for your kind comments. This was a little bit of a reach for me
to write but it was a lot of fun once I got started. My grandaughter wants a sequel to it!!!
Catyrose ( -- Thursday, March 8 2007, 04:25 am

Can I jump on the bandwagon too?

I agree with everyones comments. This is a delightful story. I read it to my grandaughter a well. We will be waiting for that sequel :)
barb ( -- Saturday, March 10 2007, 12:16 am

I'm sorry terrie

I don't understand your comment is it something just between you and I'm old and have a hard time understanding things, will you or can you explain to me Thanks.
barb ( -- Sunday, March 11 2007, 04:45 pm

feather or two

Please let me know what this means shiny desirin stone of hue and feather or two?
Tammy ( -- Tuesday, March 13 2007, 08:47 pm


I to must agree with everyone, This was truly a very delightful read.
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