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WHERE ARE ALL THE FAERIES GONE?

WHERE ARE ALL THE FAERIES GONE?

Where have all the faeries gone,

Do they have a place…

In this cruel world of woe

Will wings tickle my face?

Haven’t seen them in so long,

It is a crushing blow…

Are they there but I don’t see–

Does anybody know?

Thought I saw one yesterday,

It faded from my view…

In its place a willow tree–

There are less of them, too!

Fantasy and mythic creatures,

Will-O-Wisps and nymphs…

Steal away and in their place

Are drug dealers and pimps.

How can I get back the view

Of innocence and fantasy…

Dreamlands fade away from adults,

Sailing their restless sea!

Child’s eyes see, but I have none–

No child to rear and hold–

Only those blessed that way

Escape into childhood…retold.

For the rest of us, a moment’s flash

Reliving that former time…

Until adulthood reasserts

Maturity of a kind.

–Jonathan Caswell