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The Wandering Mullens

March 7, 2021

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He was a fragile boy,
        made of sticks and straw

Gangly limbs and hungry eyes,
        sewn together to form Peter Mullen

She was a lovely girl,
        ever so pampered and poised

A bubbly laugh and button nose,
        wrapped in a bow and called Florence Gilman

She met him late summer,
        after a foiled plot to steal food from the kitchens

The servants chased him off,
        whipping at his heels with a dish rag

But poor Peter intrigued Florence,
        so she waited for the next attempt of thievery

Sure enough, it, and the boy came,
        and she greeted him with a plate of danishes

She liked the way his teeth stuck out when he smiled,
        so she snuck him apples and berry tarts and roast beef

And for years he'd return the favor,
        with that awkward-toothed, shy smile

One night he creeped onto the lawn,
        and stalked quietly up to the kitchen window

Sure enough Florence was waiting,
        and gave him not food, but a kiss

So Peter cupped her face with his hand,
        and whispered his plans to her under the moon

Her mother and father were frightened,
        to find Florence missing from her canopied bed

But the maids sighed and shook their heads,
        because they knew her hand was in Peter's instead

So if you hear bubbly giggles at dark,
        or glimpse a crooked-toothed smile in the wood

You'll know Peter and Florence Mullen,
        are wandering the forest not far from your home
 

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4 Comments
  • Nyla

    Awwww I love how this ends on a happy note instead of being tragic. "So if you hear bubbly giggles at dark,/ or glimpse a crooked-toothed smile in the wood" was just awwww they're such a cute pair! And I also love how you said Florence was waiting not with food but a kiss because that was such a sweet surprise!
    RE: Oh haha, I never knew groups do that- well you learn something new every day! Awwww, thank you so much!! I'm so glad you thought so! Don't mind me just smiling like a maniac over here haha :)


    20 days ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    awwww it feels so magical and cozy


    2 months ago
  • Awesome Sienna

    I love this, it's so sweet!


    2 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    ahh this is so sweet and lyrical!!! i love this :) so fun!!!


    2 months ago