by Roland King
Or How a Sad Pig Copes with the Loss of His Best Friend
|When Wilbur recovered from the initial shocking drop
of his heart after having lost his best friend and
watched most of her children fly away,
he settled into a form of distraction.
These were the three children now
under his care. This distraction, responsibility (-ility, -ility, the goose would say)
and solemn duty kept his mind from his lost friend.
For no matter how illogical, he now had three daughters
and as their protector, he had no time to mourn
only time to love them just as hard as their own mother would.
And not so long from now he would sadly watch the whole cycle of life through.
Although it would be painful once again,
nothing was as bad as the first,
for you only ever have one true best friend.
His one piece of advice?
Never lose your best friend.
Lest you lose a piece of your heart.
(Based on Charlotte’s Web)
Written for "Promptly Poetry Challenge" week 43
Prompt: Write a poem based on a classic children's story.
At the bottom of your poem, please let your readers know which story you chose.