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The Beanstalk Brawl

Fellow Persona Paper writer, Ellis , posted a cute story that you can read here . It reminded me of a poem I have in one of my eBooks, Scared Sleepy. The poems in the eBook are my recreations of old nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Ellis asked me to share the poem. I hope y'all like it.

Jack really shouldn’t talk
All his yammering about the giant up the beanstalk
The giant who tramples beast and men
No mind that Jack is just like him

Jack goes out at night
from bar to bar gettin’ right tight
Once he has a full head of steam
Jack, he gets quite mean

He runs around yelling,
cursing and swearing
Running people over and knocking them down
Making a ruckus all over town

I guess that’s why they called on Jack
when they rounded up men to go and attack
But the giant was waiting as up the beanstalk they slunk
It’s not very hard, after all, to outwit a drunk

The giant wasn’t as dumb as they’d been lead to believe
He had lots of tricks up his sleeve
And with a sleeve that big, how could he lose?
Especially when Jack stopped in the middle for a snooze

They say Jack awoke in a nightmare
Falling from the beanstalk, into thin air  

All text and photos are the property of Angel Sharum

elitecodex and MaeLou , if it's not ok to post this here just delete it. I wasn't sure. It is my poem though so maybe it's ok.

Image Credit » Photo image from and manipulated by Angel Sharum

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Scorpie wrote on August 1, 2014, 5:50 PM

I liked it. I'm Jack, nice to meet you.

AngelSharum wrote on August 1, 2014, 6:26 PM

Thanks. I hope you aren't as bad as Jack. He sounded pretty rough.

Ellis wrote on August 1, 2014, 6:54 PM

Very good did you do a bunch of nursery rhymes all in poetry in your book?

Ruby3881 wrote on August 1, 2014, 7:10 PM

I love the cover of the e-book! The image is very striking :)

AngelSharum wrote on August 1, 2014, 8:04 PM

Yes, I did. The whole book is my own take on old nursery rhymes and fairy tales. I sold quite a few on Amazon. It's still selling a couple a months even though it's been out for a year now I think. I have thought of doing a second book.

AngelSharum wrote on August 1, 2014, 8:05 PM

I like it too. I spotted it on and had to snag it. I did some minor tweaks but not much. I also found a second image by the same artist that I have if I do do a second book.

LoudMan wrote on August 1, 2014, 11:20 PM

I'm sensing a bunch of writers might want to collaborate again.

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:06 AM

I used to be in an anthology group, but not anymore. Now I do my own books mostly.

bridgetidelaney wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:38 PM

This reminds of the one time YEARS ago that I was so sleepy, but I couldn't get to sleep. When I'm like that, I tend to get really silly. Somehow, my Mama and I came up with "Jack and the Morphine Beanstalk." I only remember a small part of it, so I have no idea of the whole story that we told.

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:50 PM

That's even worse than him being

bridgetidelaney wrote on August 2, 2014, 1:02 PM

I do remember that Jack didn't take the morphine. It was injected into the beanstalk.