A Different Little Red Riding Hood: A Poem from “The Filipino Tanaga”

“A Different Little Red Riding Hood”
by Gary R. Hess

The Little Red Riding Hood
skipped and hopped with her baked goods.
While at her grandmother’s house,
she found a wolf in her blouse!

She whooped and hollered for help
until a man came in stealth.
He chopped off the wolf’s noggin
then the two went a snoggin’.

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“On a tree” is taken from “The Filipino Tanaga: Poetry for the Exotic Poet’s Soul” (Bright Dreams Journal Book 6)
Copyright 2015.

This poem is written in the poetic form Tanaga.

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia.

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