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The Ugly Curse
19Jun2017
article by
HAROLD SHERMAN
Poem
2

The frog turned back into a prince
The ugly duckling grew into a beautiful swan
The beast, like the frog, returned to his princely state
But that ogre princess, no change for her, and that was OK.

I am personally more concerned about the stupid curse
Can a prince or princess break that spell with a kiss?
What if it doesn’t work?
Would it be OK for the cursed one to stay stupid?
Here’s a thought:  Go out and kiss every stupid person you know
It’s worth a shot.


2 responses to “The Ugly Curse”

  1. Gaby Bedetti says:

    I take this voice as upbeat.

  2. Rae Cobbs says:

    I enjoy “the stupid curse!” The adjective works two ways, sets up the comic tilt at the end. It becomes even more profound with humor.

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