A feeble...err...'fable' attempt. Written extempore on a topic given by a friend!
Once upon a time
Beyond the world of human clime
Curtained by the seven seas
Was a squirrel kingdom - Sunshine
True to its bright and lovely name
It had a beautiful, picturesque frame
A dainty rivulet with a wooden a bridge
Ran across the heart of its ridge
The morning and the sunset
Would brighten up its sky
Flowers in rainbow hues blossomed
Birds sang on trees, perched high
The scenic beauty, the lovely clime
A bitter truth did conceal
One fateful day, a sage's rage
Had turned its people squirrels
The princess too was not spared
Though, a beautiful squirrel she became
Like the Naiad of the winding brook
Juna was her name
Her golden stripes and dainty tail
Drew many a jealous stare
She had fair and handsome suitors
And, quite a number there!
One fateful day when the air was good
The princess went for a walk
Watched by the meandering brook,
The green woods and the lark
Then came the momentous time
Which changed her life forever
A prince on a white steed came by
Like a knight in shining armour!
His gaze on the golden Juna fell
And the Cupid struck his dart
He followed her with all the caution
His eyes didn't let her part
Heavens! Did he just hear her sing?
Or, had his thought taken a wing?
Of all the wonders of the mortal world
Lord! How could a squirrel sing?
He called out to her in a baritone
To his wonder, she stopped
With measured steps, sophisticated gait
She came near him and talked
They talked from morn till night
And talked on topics galore
Weather, literature, history, philosophy
They talked on even more...
For several virtues, beings I admired
Never any so full and whole
O you so perfect, so peerless created
Said the prince with a sincere soul
Juna wasn't amused at all
She thought, it was a jibe
"Look! I have an admirer!", she retorted
These words, her pain couldn't hide
Crack! the magic words were spoken
The sage's curse did break
The squirrel turned into a beautiful princess
True love was put at stake!
It so turned that the handsome prince
Was also cursed in a duel
The dying opponent with a wounded heart
Cursed, the prince would love a squirrel!
The curse had an antidote
No less the task of a warrior
Else, how could a squirrel say,
"Look! I have an admirer"?
Both curses had the same antidote
As their fate had destined
To test true love's magical power, and
The strength of the heart it reigned
The prince loved Juna for who she was
For him nothing else did matter
The squirrel kingdom metamorphosed
And, they lived happily ever after...