Saturday, October 30, 2010

Melanie the Red-Haired Troll


This is the story of Melanie the red haired troll.
Melanie may not seem to be a scary name
You may even have a favorite relative named Melanie
For all I know You may even know a Melanie
You could even be a Melanie
But if you're a troll
you don't want to have a name like Melanie

Melanie the red haired troll
also had red hair
not ketchup red, nor fire engine red
just plain old red hair
There's nothing wrong with red hair
but there are very few trolls with red hair
so Melanie the troll
became known as
Melanie the red haired troll

Melanie the red haired troll
hid all the gold stickers
from the handsomest prince in all the world
which made all the children of the world very very very sad
because the handsomest prince in all the world
would give them out to all the little children
to hang up in the sky at night.

So when you see a night sky without a star
you know that Melanie the red haired troll
has hidden the gold stars
from the handsomest prince in all the world
and all the children are very very sad
sometimes Melanie the red haired troll
makes them so very very very sad
that they cry throughout the night

This tale of caution is to make you aware of
Melanie the red haired troll
But Melanie the red haired troll is in disguise
Most trolls are knee high to you as you are to me
Melanie the red haired troll however
is a giant troll
and giants trolls are as high as you and almost as high as me.


— Mark Butkus