The best Fairy Tales were the scariest.
|The stories always started "Once upon a time",|
and many of the tales were often set to rhyme.
Of Fairys, Ogres, Dragons — Damsels in distress,
Bards and authors move them — much like a game of chess.
Scaring youngsters with fables so cautionary,
of things that linger beyond, in distant aerie.
Yet, we read them gleefully — willing to be scared,
our childhood memories — imaginations flared.
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