I think fairy tales should have sequels.

What happened to Jack of beanstalk fame?

Jack sold the golden goose
To a syndicate in the city,
Put all his assets into stocks,
Married a gorgeous girl who
Felt he was the ass in assets,
He didn't mind for he worshipped her.
One day the market crashed
Like the old beanstalk,
Jack tumbled into poverty.
He and his wife were going hungry,
She asked him to go to market
To barter a cake so she may eat.
Jack took his heirlooms to market,
A picture of the giant, a cast of the goose's foot,
Some pickled beans from that famous legume,
And, not least, his dear mother's autograph,
And yes, yes, Jack did exchange them for a cake!
When he got home he gave his beautiful wife
What he felt she really wanted - a cake of soap!

Jack's living with his mother again,
After all, boys will be boys.

Chris Fernie, 2009

Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2009-06-20 at 19:43

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liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
Ahhh this is a
witty write that
I enjoyed reading
quite a lot.


nah, thats a bluddy lie man,, but a good one

Rob Graber
Enjoyed this witty write very much!