The Fairy Godmother is well aware
that you’ve been bullied and teased.
And she’s given you plenty of options
for bringing those fiends to their knees.
There’s no escaping her murder of crows
as their airship floats through the sky.
Clouds of bats will blot out the sun
as a wake of buzzards drops by.
Their autos, bikes and carriages
might swarm with a nest of snakes.
A quiver of cobras and rhumba of rattlers
know how to dismantle the brakes.
Out on their ferry they’ll never be safe
from her armies of frogs and toads.
A cluster of spiders and mischief of mice
will shadow nearby on the roads.
Perhaps a shiver of sharks is the thing
with a fever of stringrays buffet?
But if it’s a plague of locusts you’d like
she’ll send them straight away.
A kettle of vultures might circle their camp
as an unkindness of ravens is ranting.
A stare of owls will help keep watch
as the FG begins her enchanting.
Of course, you could do an outrageous thing:
forgive and move on with your life.
Since vengeance always seems to cause
more pain and long-lasting strife.
(I’d go with the sharks.)