Gardener Grittle

Grittle decided to plant a gold chain
In a crack in the concrete and spray it;
He knew it would grow, he had a green thumb,
And he wasn’t afraid to display it.
Humility had no claim on his heart,
For Grittle was good and he knew it;
Whatever it was he hankered to grow
Old Grittle made sure that he grew it.
But Trigger and Flicks, that duo from hell,
Decided they could not refrain
From thwarting the plans that Grittle had laid,
And so they dug up the gold chain.
When Gardener Grittle saw the gold swells
Of chain links laid bare to the sky,
He defied gravity, leaped twenty feet,
And sentenced the duo to die.
These days the gold chain continues to thrive
In the crack where Grittle did sow it;
He relishes seeing it gleam at night.
The chain? Well, it seems to know it!


© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 65

Posted on July 15, 2012, in poetry, Rhyming poetry, The Sunday Whirl. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. “Gardener Grittle” what fun this was to read, Magical. Nice tight little tale.


  2. Spell check continues to not give grittle its blessing! But we know better. I so admire the character you have infused into the wordle words this week. It is good to see Gardener Griddle is full of determination and grit. This sure turned out to be a fun write.

  3. What a magical tale! Lovely!

  4. such a wonderful rhyme and cool, fun wordle… sure can tell a story, too….

  5. I don’t think we ever grow tired of rhyme and nursery tales. Told with perfect rhythm. Great fun!

  6. I think all of us Wordlers are awesomely talented! And you did see I used ‘swab’
    …left squab for another time. 🙂
    Your little tale has quite the flair, and was very enjoyable to read.
    I think you could make a booklet of Mystical Fables…
    I quite thought of the TV character Mr. T adorned with all his gold – not someone you’d want to mess with in the slightest.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I am delighted beyond words (or Wordles!) by your comment and your encouragement. I do think a little book is in order. Thank you! 🙂

  7. Gardener Grittle was one inspired gardener. I loved the rhythmic tale and the fascinating characters. More, I want more.

  8. Brilliant! 🙂 Perfect rhythm and rhyme.

  9. What great fun to both write and to read. I love fables and fairytales. This is excellent.


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