Hungry Ogre

Hungry Ogre

A Poem by Judy Ponceby


An ogre set out to have a
     feast one day.
Dreaming of all the creatures
     he would slay.

He'd have bowls
     full of trolls.
And fairies buttered
     on rolls.

He'd eat hairy mountain
     goat coats
And fattened up ducklings
     full of their oats.

He'd chomp on legs
     of forest elves
And pickled gnomes feet
     from his shelves.

This fearsome young ogre
     planned quite well,
Except for a troublesome
     oyster shell.

It landed quite wrong
     deep in his gullet.
And never more was heard
     from Ogre Trullet.

© 2011 Judy Ponceby

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Wow!--this poem really garnered you some attention.
You realize, of course, that you are a desperately ill and scary woman. Except for an oyster shell, the ogre's diet would have gagged a starving goat. And, ironically, it is the much-easier-to-contemplate oyster shell that actually does him in. Brilliant.
A fascinating poetic fairy tale, Judy--a little weird, a little frightening and a lot wonderful.

Posted 10 Years Ago

this is a fantasy style poem!

Posted 10 Years Ago

This made for a delightful dance of fun! The rhyme scheme flowed flawless, and the imagery was brilliant.. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

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your rhymes
are just magnetic
and the end of this
one was just perfect

Posted 10 Years Ago

Judy, this is so great WOW at it's best...truly needs to be published, don't know of anyone else who writes about Ogres...amazing stuff

Posted 10 Years Ago

This, Judy, was highly entertaining....and so well done
Little Dr. Seuss - ish but unique and so much fun...
Could easily be an illustrated book (perhaps ages 7 to adult) :)
I absolutely loved it. First time, I think, I've ever seen the word "a" rhymed ...

Posted 10 Years Ago

Love live the woodland creatures!

I love getting caught up in the little worlds you create!
This is way cute!

I love the rhythm created him - it's so consistent, but avoids becoming stagnant, because of the constant flow of intriguing things being read, there to balance it.

Poor ogre - lovely write!
^ ^

Posted 10 Years Ago

Fun and enjoyable read, very entertaining. Love the humor, I had to smile!

Posted 10 Years Ago

My Dear Writing Friend Judy,
This poem brought a smile to my face and then an even bigger smile with its surprise ending. As an ogre in folklore was a man-eating giant or a cruel and terrifying person, I found your clever end to the Ogre Trullet by an oyster shell a very unique way to end this feasting bully. An excellent read that stirs the imagination of the reader, well done.

Blessings, Laughing-Bear

Posted 10 Years Ago

I have to say I love this.. I loved the fairies buttered on rolls.. not funny and yet I was smiling.. A symbolic write to life as is in this moment...xx Those troublesome oysters...ahh.. Wonderful Judy..xx

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on June 1, 2011
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Judy Ponceby
Judy Ponceby

Swanton, OH

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