“Mrs.” Poem inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk

Hero or actually the villain? Have you ever wondered what the giant’s wife thought after helping Jack and then Jack killed her husband? The following is my poem inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk. (Mrs. is one of the poems from my collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales.)

Mrs. by Dorlana Vann

Poverty breeds greed in a weak soul.

I should have stomped the lad like a pest.

Does hunger justify wickedness?

He was just a boy, not a foul troll.

But now sorrow arrived and grief grows.

No one to cook for or to caress.

Poverty breeds greed in a weak soul.

I should have stomped the lad like a pest.

Husband was cruel, a tyrant, and bold.

But we lived far away from the rest.

In the clouds we made our tranquil nest.

Defending his goods, his only goal.

Poverty breeds greed in a weak soul.

MRS. was inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk by Andrew Lang, The Red Fairy Book. London:1895

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