~ Mr. Pillar (Mon.29th April, 2013) ~
~ Mr Pillar ~
V1/ Beneath green leaves near shadowed trellis,
They spied sad caterpillar, munching lettuce.
His purple face and orange eyes,
Did swallow a morsel, to their surprise;
" Why do you kids intrude my feast!",
Cried a grumpy, multi-coloured beast.
" We're searching grounds for buried treasure,
So sorry to disturb your eating pleasure."
The children strolled upon their way,
To seek out sparkling things that day.
V2/ Next week, they chanced upon the place,
Where Mr.Pillar growled his face.
This little creature did not feature,
They wondered where he'd gone;
For all they saw on the mossy floor,
Was the absence of this hairy one.
In his place, before their face,
Sat a crumpled, oval sag;
Which held translucent, strange new things,
Lying dormant within this sleeping bag.
V3/ Was he real or just pretend,
Their hungry, stroppy, chatting friend?
Bewildered youth, stood still bemused;
And wondering why they'd been refused,
A scintillating conversation,
With a vocal creature of fascination.
V4/ Months flew by,
They returned with eyes,
To see that place,
Of last goodbyes.
Through pollened air,
Yay! heartily greeted,
By a brand new stare.
V5/ Sprightly, agile; fresh and bold;
A magical twinkle trimmed in gold.
Sil'er antennae and ruby wings;
Sapphired studs on velvet things.
" I was so unhappy living under a tree;
A miserable life wouldn't you agree? "
" No more a pellet of deathly cold,
Now beautiful, bright new wings unfold! "
V6/ Astonished at their jovial, flying friend,
"What happened,how did you mend? "
" Was alive, and died, then rose again,
To smile and love and free;
So leave your worries and cares behind,
Hurry now, and follow me! "