Ella Enchanted

Fairy tales tell,
as their labels imply,

stories of magic, of creatures that fly.
With giants and dragons
and ogres and elves,

and inanimate objects
that speak for themselves.

There's romance and danger
and plotting of schemes.

There's good guys and bad guys
and some guys in between.

A fairy tale also reveals some sort of truth,
the perils of choices we face in our youth.
But our story today is different in theme,
for our hero had no choice,
or so it would seem.

It starts with a fairy bestowing a spell.
This one's for a baby named Ella of Frell.
Now, now, Ella. Mother's here.
There, now. Oh, dear Ella.