For this evening’s dVerse, Frank asked us to write a quadrille using the word “troll.” It just so happens that the novel I finished reading today (you can read my review here; it’s a wonderful novel so I’m happy to share) included a woman who referred to internet trolls as pixies, which got me wondering what would happen to trolls if they were called pixies. Pixies sound a wee bit less intimidating than trolls. So imagine my surprise when tonight’s word was “troll.” 🙂
If a Troll Were a Pixie
Would trolls be con-troll-ing
if termed pixies instead?
Would fairy dust and tiny wings
amend their angry disposition?
Would their behavior alter
to fluttering instead of guttering
or gutting by change of name?
Could they would be
mischievous than evil,
smirking than sad
13 thoughts on “If a Troll Were a Pixie, a Poem”
interesting thoughts…would size and wings make a difference to their disposition?!
At least the name might. Thanks, Gina! 🙂
The power of “labels.” Makes a difference in how we see things!
Now that’s something to think about! Very clever. I liked it a lot.
Thank you, Beverly! 🙂
With fairy dust and tiny wings their anger might be less intimidating. Nice one.
Thank you, Frank! 🙂
Calling them pixies is something more apt I think
heh…and a bit more fun. Thanks, Bjorn.
Labeling theory says yes 😉
That’s what I think. So maybe we’ll start calling trolls pixies! 🙂 Thanks for reading.
🙂 you are welcome