The Tale of Black Rosita
There was a girl child, Black Rosita
who never once did seem to cry,
but always smiled, a flash of dare.
She once broke her foot while running free
in the dark forest that embraced the town,
and still she did not make a sound or cry.
Many believed her evil for the lack of tears.
One day a troublesome witch
spun a spell to make the girl child cry,
and so the tears began to flow
like a dam had been removed,
they flowed for two years
and some more.
A salty ocean began to rise
around the girl child, Black Rosita.
She was drowning in a spell of tears
and she knew not what to do.
But the dark angel of time was listening
and had grown tired of her tears and cries.
He exhaled a powerful breath of air
to blow a life raft into her path.
Black Rosita swam with arms so weak
toward the boat, then clinging with clawed hands
as only a drowning fool can cling,
too tired to get in, but still with breath.
Black Rosita drifted back to shore,
a mollusc attached to an empty vessel.
The crying had stopped, the spell was broken
and the villagers awaited Black Rosita.
(to be cont.)
14 thoughts on “The Tale of Black Rosita”
What a fascinating introductory poetic story…cannot wait for the next installment.
me either – hahaha – I’ll have to wait till it comes to me 😉
Well, this one BEGAN in tears, so let’s hope it doesn’t end that way, too! 🙂
what! – you want a happy ending – hahahaha – that’s a bit too much too ask colonialist – maybe I could do two versions and you can pick which one you want 😉
You want us to wallow completely in misery?
tis only fair 😉
I’m in trouble – hahaha 😉
you have the whole village as an inspiration, must have other people as interesting as Black Rosita!
love it 🙂
you got me thinking now Ben 🙂 thanks
I love a good fairy story, Gabrielle. Beautifully told, and what a tale it is! I love the choice of the black rose to go with it.
Thanks Kate – I love a good fairy story too 🙂 I saw an article recently about the black rose and I couldn’t get it out of my head – the symbolism and who the hell would want to be given black roses – hahaha – and out popped the story
Am looking forward to the next episode – a suspenseful beginning to, no doubt, a good tale. I suspect those villagers are in for a bit of hell 😉
I’m sure they will be (if there is ever a 2nd bit – hahaha) thanks bb 🙂