Once upon a time
Beyond tales and rhyme
There lived a princess in a tower.
Her hair was beholden
To be long and golden
Shining through the bower.
Her thief-father stole some veg
Which pushed the witch over the edge;
She bade him bring her the child.
The witch named the child Rapunzel
And hid her in a dense German jungle
The child’s hair, too, grew long and wild.
A prince wandering through the forest
Came upon fair Rapunzel
In a tower lost to time.
“Let me up! Let me climb!
Young maiden, you are fairer than rhyme.”
Alas, when she let her hair down,
It only extended two feet from her crown.