Fairy Queen Titania, you gave me your magic wand,
now please help me, it doesn't seem to respond.
Are there magic words I need to say
or do I just wave it around and pray?
Now, now Eglantina, my dear little fairy
don't you be so contrary.
For nice things to happen, use the magic phrase
please and thank you, they will amaze.
Eglantina decided it was time to put it to the test
and took the wand in her tiny hand, it seemed possessed.
She heard a child's wish, I want ice cream for dessert.
Eglantina waved the wand, the child's dish was filled with dirt.
My goodness, I forgot the magic phrase, please and thank you.
She tried again, and sure enough it was true,
if you use the magic phrase, your wish will be granted
and you will not be disenchanted.
there is something timeless about children's poetry - the opportunity for the adult to teach the young mind. Teach them values like politeness and patience. This poem is just one of those that achieves this in a wonderful way.
Very enjoyable - thank you!
You see, I have learned well.