maleficent (I)


no sleeping beauty, she’s an
(un)fairy, frightful villainess
come back in black; horned,
winged, pale with hungering

what do you offer to appease?
appeal? tease? or try to deal?
a cupcake?! O, she’s no mousy
muffin that you’d be stuffin’!

whip up a delicacy for those
cynical red lips, a mouth that
purses when speaking curses;
bake over coals of tongued fire,
in thick forest of thorny briar

rich, dark chocolate cake–it’s
devil’s food; a true-love’s kiss
baked inside, laced with poison;
white-frosted, too-sweet icing

serve at dawn as darkness dies


Linking to TS Poetry where Callie invites us to make cupcakes for a fairy tale character! Also linking to dVerse Poets where today we re-visit legends with Anmol.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 24, 2019 @ 14:58:57

    I love how you made the beauty the villain here… in fairy tales beauty is always a virtue…


  2. sanaarizvi
    Apr 24, 2019 @ 07:51:22

    Love this! You had me “rich, dark chocolate cake–it’s devil’s food; a true-love’s kiss baked inside, laced with poison, frosted white, too-sweet icing.”❤️


  3. anmol(alias HA)
    Apr 24, 2019 @ 05:12:55

    Ooh, there is a certain sensual tone to this stuffing of sinful sugary delights. Such an interesting write — your word choices and phrases are indeed mouth-watering.
    Loved this bit: “a mouth that/purses when speaking curses/bake over coals of tongued fire,/in thick forest of thorny briar”.


  4. Glenn A. Buttkus
    Apr 23, 2019 @ 18:41:11

    You had me at /bake over coals of tongued fire/. This succubus of yours can cook, making her even more formidable


  5. Violet Lentz
    Apr 23, 2019 @ 18:38:34

    So sweetly wicked. I love Maleficent in all her sugared finery.. What a delicious write.


  6. Beverly Crawford
    Apr 23, 2019 @ 18:02:22

    Beware! Let sleeping beauties lie!


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