Magical/Mystical Poems
for Children

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

A Special Fairy Story

The Council tree man said to us:
     'This tree, it must come down.'
I sadly thought of what he said
    And wore a gloomy frown.

Our tree had rotted deep inside
    Away from human sight.
It might fall on our roof one day. 
    The tree man was quite right.

Another tree we’ve planted since
    Will also grow quite tall.
I hope that many years will pass
    Before it too will fall.

My story isn’t finished yet.
      I think you’d like to know
That where the first tree used to live
      Some little toadstools grow.

The place is now a magic place
    Where fairies come to play.
They dance beneath the stars at night,
   Then disappear next day.
Mother Nature is quite sorry when 
    Her lovely trees come down,
So she sends the Queen of Fairies 
    In her golden dress and crown.
The tiny fairies dance and sing, 
    And to music gently sway.
It heals the earth that’s lost its friend
    And takes its hurt away.


I want this secret to be safe -
    Known just by you and me -
And I’m sure that you’ll remember 
    When you see a fallen tree.

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This is one of almost 400 of my poems which was published in 2020 by AMS Educational, but, sorry, it is out of print right now.  I hope you enjoy it here.  Josie