A goody-goody hag,
With a pretty goody bag,
Had a little wooden crown,
With a lot of dots in brown.
She just came to see our town,
Upward the mountains and down.
Smiling, she drew near to us,
As we were nearby the bus.
Quickly, she was stepping ahead.
We screamed at her and we fled.
She told us not to worry,
But we ran away in a hurry.
She told us she had some candy,
Which was sweet and very dandy.
Although she seemed very kind,
We could hardly change our mind.
As she stepped forward a little more,
We got on the bus and locked the door.
She drew back as she seemed sad.
She made us feel very bad.
Then she said that she was nice;
And her only friends were mice,
Lily, Ben, and Mini-Bice.
She could even turn dust to ice;
She shaped it in cubes like dice.
She showed us her shoes in white;
They turned into black at night.
She showed us her talking goat.
It was hidden in her coat.
She said she named it Luciano.
It could sing and play piano.
She showed us her pinky toe,
And she named it Little Poe.
We could not believe our eyes!
All that magic! What a surprise!
We rushed to her right away,
“We are very sorry!” We had to say,
“A little longer can you stay?”
“My dears, I have to go on my way,”
“And I’ll be back another day.”
After giving us some candy,
She played with us handy-dandy.
Then she was ready to leave;
It was so sad to believe.
“Farewell!” she said and away she flew,
How unhappy we were and blue!
We waved goodbye as sun was set.
It was a day we’ll never forget.
Author: Wafaa Bouroubi.