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NaPM 2016 Day 19

Topic 19: Plato wrote in Phaedo that Socrates whiled away his jail time turning some of Aesop's fables "which he knew" into verses. Most poets through the ages have tried their hands at a fable or 2 and who are we - better than most poets? - better than Socrates?? Write a poem/fable, a poem inspired by a fable or a versification of a fable. Form : any

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Gather round children, I'll tell you a fable of rainbows and roses, a man who was able to whisper "I do" and then not do at all, but he'll tell you how Mummy was silly. Oh, Daddy was grand. A man works so hard he is right to demand that Mummy be willing to come when he'd call and he'll tell you that each time she cried she was begging for more and kids, ask your Mum why she walked out the door and broke up a family, ripped you away -- yes, he'll tell you those vows are forever; a promise once spoken must not be forgotten and never be broken, and look, there's no bruising -- yes, that's what he'll say but I'll tell you that magic exists and your lives are enchanted and when it seems darkest a wish can be granted and when you find love, it will be with somebody who won't need to tell you.

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