A long time ago in the Land of Snow
A little girl found a bug,
Atop her magic carpet (which was really just a rug)
They flew together far and wide
Hand in wing, side by side.
Her imagination took them
Here and there, and everywhere
(or so she thought- the bug thought not!)
No, Not Everywhere
This bug had his own ideas buzzing in his head
Ideas that were strengthened by everything she read.
Together they learned of many towns,
Of historic leaders and barbaric clowns
Of cities, countries, and communities
Of oceans, fish and manatees
Places she could not even begin to imagine
The lands of her ancestors: her European kin
Places North and places South; cities close and far
Places she could not get to by carpet, feet, or car.
They’d need plane tickets and dollar signs
To take them all that way-
To where the girl’s great great Oma
Met her great great Opa
So long ago…
Little does the girl know, she will never be rid of Mr. Bug
But he’s not the pesky parasite people make him out to be
He’s more like a tour guide
an adventure-seeking friend, always up for a ride!
TYPE OF POEM:
This poem is a type of narrative poem called an Allegory. An allegory has both an explicit and implicit messages, similar to fables and parables. It has both literal meaning and (using metaphor, personification and/or other literary tools) a secondary meaning. This particular allegory utilizes perfect, imperfect and internal rhyme.
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