The Songstress and The Piper
Once upon a time there was a musical man;
He played a magical flute that was cursed.
One day he was deceived by the mayor,
In a small town called Hamelin.
"For getting rid of the rats,
You shall be rewarded handsomely,"
Was the mayor's exact words,
But they only laughed at the musical man.
Mr. Piper, why is your heart filled with so much rage?
"Because humans always break their promises."
This cunning man will not be stopped,
For he takes his promises seriously.
One night he heard an enchanting melody
Coming from the mayor's house,
So he hides in the bushes and finds a silhouette
On the top lit window, who sings her lonely song.
Mr. Piper calls out, "Pretty lady, pretty lady,
Why do you sing with such lament?"
The silhouette figure opens her window,
And catching the piper off guard,
Her innocent face makes his heart flutter.
Her long caramel hair, soft as silk, with no tangles;
Her green glittering orbs of light
Stare right back at the piper's eyes.
She replies, "Music is my only friend, so I sing
To comfort myself. Who are you?"
Mr. Piper falls on to his knees and held out his hand.
"The Pied Piper, who shall play you music,
So you won't be so lonely every night."
With that said Mr. Piper plays his flute,
And weaves beautiful music
Fit for a beautiful princess.
Night after night, Mr. Piper comes
And plays soothing music
For the lonely canary princess
Who sings her heart out
While tears fall from her eyes.
He keeps his sacred promise to this songstress.
Mr. Piper, why is your heart filled with so much warmth?
"Because I have fallen for this singing beauty."
This sweet gentleman wants to free this lass
From her cage set in poor Hamelin.
With a hopeful heart he finds the girl's father,
Who was the mayor of Hamelin.
Mr. Piper was a better man, so he asks
For his daughter's hand in marriage
Instead of gold for his pay.
But the mayor only laughs and shuns him away.
The Piper asks again, but again the mayor laughs.
"You will never have my daughter, so take your
rat-enchanting pipe, and get out of my sight!"
The mayor continues laugh while the piper
Frowns scornfully and plans for his next performance.
Mr. Piper, why is your heart filled with so much fury?
"Because humans are nothing but greedy fools."
This cunning man will not be stopped, so he
Plans his vengeance on the children of Hamelin.
So with his pipe near his lips
Mr. Piper plays his haunting tune.
"Children, follow me, I shall take you
To a world of candy and toys."
All the children in the town follow Mr. Piper
To a place with rushing waters.
Trapped in a trance, the children
Laugh and sing as they follow that alluring music.
One by one the children jumped off a cliff,
Thinking it was a portal to that fun dream world,
But in reality it was a swirling whirl pool
That took them to their everlasting deaths.
Among them were crippled triplets with caramel hair.
One could not see, one could not hear,
And guiding them was the true cripple,
Who can barely walk and has no voice.
Mr. Piper offers his hand to them, but then
A familiar voice echoes the nightly air.
Running desperately was the songstress
As she protects her dear little siblings with dreams.
She cries, "How could you do this to us?!
How could you do this to me?!"
"A promise is a promise," answered Mr. Piper.
"I'm saving these children and
Putting them out of their misery!"
The songstress falls on to her knees,
Embraced her siblings close to her heart,
And then sings one final time.
Mr. Piper suddenly froze.
"You shall live a thousand years,
In a body of stone, as cold as your heart,
And watch humanity's greed."
That was the songstress's curse
As she sings with tears in her eyes.
Mr. Piper, you're now nothing more
Then a shell of your former self
As you watch the songstress fall to her death
In a whirl pool of your mistakes.
Her siblings shout, you shout,
But the canary princess smiles before she dies.
Mr. Piper swears, "Curse you, songstress!
I'll find you again in another life!"
Promised the piper while stone shuts him up.
He keeps his cursed promise to this songstress.
So the piper watches over the town of Hamelin
Slowly changing yet never changing
While the three siblings tell his story.
A legend you once were, a legend you will stay.
. . . . .
A thousand years pass and now Mr. Piper is free.
Nobody in town recognize him, and he wanted to die,
But then he met a young man with caramel hair
And glittering green orbs of light.
He smiles innocently, reminding Mr. Piper,
Of the songstress and her beauty.
He still loved his songstress, but hated her cruelty.
"Will you play for me?" asked the young man.
Mr. Piper knew this was another cruel twist of fate,
But regardless of what form she takes,
Mr. Piper knew this was his songstress reborn.
So he plays his magical flute one more time . . .
His pipe breaks and so does his mind.