The Girl in the Faraway Land

The Girl in the Faraway Land

A Poem by Baz
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Three suitors try to win a fair maiden's hand.

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There once was a girl in a faraway land,
Three men came to see her and ask for her hand.


The maiden gave greetings and nodded her head,
Then up stood the first man and here's what he said:


I have riches and jewels and gold in great store,
And if we would marry, you'll want nevermore.
You'll dress in the finest of satin and silk,
You'll bathe in the freshest of honey and milk.
You'll have all you desire, so you must understand,
I'm the one to whom surely you must give your hand.


The maiden said thank you and nodded her head,
Then up stood the second and here's what he said:


I have castles and kingdoms and acres of land,
And all can be yours if you pledge me your hand.
You'll have power and money and all that it brings,
You'll entertain princes, you'll visit with kings.
There is nothing you'd ask I could ever refuse,
So it's clear I'm the husband you surely must choose.


The maiden said thank you and nodded her head,
Then up stood the third man and here's what he said:


I'm just a poor farmer, if truth it be told,
I can't give you silver, I can't offer gold.
I don't have a castle or acres of land,
So if you won't marry me I'll understand.
I really have only this promise to give,
I will love you and keep you as long as I live.
We'll work hard all our days, and when we retire,
We will sit holding hands by the warmth of a fire.
I'm a man of low means, and I haven't a lot,
But I give you myself, for it's all that I've got.


The maiden said thank you and nodded her head,
And just at that moment, she knew who to wed.

© 2017 Baz


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I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed reading through your work. What a welcome and fun escape from too much "too much" in my day. Your work should make it's way into the hands of children all snuggled in beds sharing precious time with those who read them to sleep.

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you are rewriting the classics.....Don't stop

Posted 9 Years Ago


I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed reading through your work. What a welcome and fun escape from too much "too much" in my day. Your work should make it's way into the hands of children all snuggled in beds sharing precious time with those who read them to sleep.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

well..there are some that just write in verse impeccably ..your at one of those.

Posted 9 Years Ago


This is amazing, cute as well.
I enjoyed this write.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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ahhh..You tell a tale with a flair and finesse like no other..wonderful..put a smile on my face. as all your work does :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


Congrats on winning the contest and this sounds to me like the poem from Shakespeare play "Merchant of venice"

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Oh, this is amazing! So sweet and so cute. I just love the ending, and the farmer is so sweet! I just love this!! :)

Posted 11 Years Ago


Oh *claps*
You poems have such a lovely childhood note to them. They are so simple yet they manage to convey so much. This was another great work =]

Posted 12 Years Ago


I love this poem! It speaks volumes as it shows that what seems important for some people to aquire is not what is most important to develop a good and lasting relationship. I really am impressed with your poetic skills. Another great poem!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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