Green lady stumbles through a fairy tale,
Seeks her abandoned children in the wood
As fairy tales have taught her to believe.
This lady, green with grief, is sure to fail –
The world well lost, children abandon good
For animated tales of fairy gold.
Abandoned by children, the green lady grieves,
Imprisoned in the ruins of the old.
Notes: The prompt was delayed today, so I started writing a san san, with the repeated words/phrases ‘fairy tale’, ‘abandoned children’ and ‘green lady’, with the additional constraint of needing to include ‘lost world’, ‘stumbles’ ‘ruin’ ‘imprisoned’ and ‘animated’. [All of these words and phrases were selected semi-randomly from the TV guide and a website list of myths.]