Thursday, October 8, 2015


                   Things start our happily, but then soon turn
                    If not to tragic, yet to grave concern,
                    As our beloved hero is beset,
                    Snared in some wily evil-doer’s net.

                   Anxiety and suffering ensue,
                   And no one can discover what to do
                   To extricate themselves from such distress
                   Or how such wickedness they might redress.

                   Then comes at last a turn of circumstance
                   By acts of cunning or perhaps by chance
                   Revealing happily a way toward grace,
                   A path for saving lives or saving face.

                       In melodrama, one thing’s always sure:
                       That happily-ever-after will endure.