Little Red Riding Hood
There once was a girl who wore a red coat
Here’s her story, so please take note
She carries a basket, humming a happy tune
While delivering sweets around Saskatoon
But Red Riding Hood was not sweet or nice
The words in her songs would make you think twice
Little red riding hood had an evil intention
The wolf wasn’t the bad one that you should mention
Red thought grandma was old and smelly
She felt the disgust deep down in her belly
She hated giving grandma her candy and sweets
Red thought it was unfair that she took all her treats!
“I’ll find a way to get rid of my gran!”
So, she started to cook up a terrible plan
Mother prepped little red with her basket of stuff
All the while little red stood in a huff
She didn’t want to go to grandma’s, not one bit
But her plan was a good one, she had to admit.
“Let’s go visit grandma! Let’s help make her day!”
“Fine,” Red grumbled, “But I’ll make her pay.”
Red skipped into the forest, her basket swinging
Her lovely voice was merrily singing
But her song was not lovely as she was singing a plan
To get rid of Grandma as soon as she can
Into the forest went little red
To make sure that her grandma was dead
There she met the wolf, who was big and hairy
But he didn’t scare little red, she knew he was legendary
If someone could kill grandma she knew it was him
But she needed to hurry; soon the sun will be dim
So she sat down with wolf, but just for a second.
“Wolf will help me,” Little Red reckoned.
“Hey Mr. Wolf, hope business is great.
I’ve got a job for you and I’ll pay you in cake!”
There’s an old lady, I need you to eat,
She’ll be a bit of a tough piece of meat.
She doesn’t smell good, so she has to go,
Please keep this a secret; no-one can know!
The wolf agreed, he’d eat meat and then cake,
He licked his lips; his hunger was not fake.
Red told him just where Grandma would be,
And when he was done, she would bake him his fee.
Off he dashed to find the Grandma’s home
But when he got there, he let out a loud moan
He knew this old lady, he knew her well
She was kind and gentle, anyone could tell.
Grandma had once helped the wolf when he was caught in a snare,
She freed him and nursed him when there was no-one to care.
The wolf liked Red’s Grandma, he liked her a whole bunch,
There was no way he would consider eating her for lunch.
He had to tell her about Red’s evil ways
And put a stop to all this today
Though Grandma found it hard to believe,
Wolf and Grandma had a goal to achieve
They came up with a plan to fix that Red,
The wolf dressed as Grandma and jumped into her bed.
Grandma hid in the closet and then Red appeared
With Wolf dressed as Grandma, Grandma was alive Red feared.
‘You’re alive!’ was all that Red had to say
The wolf knew right then that Red had to pay.
He leapt out of the bed and swallowed her whole,
No need for a fork or even a bowl.
Grandma and Wolf then decided to bake,
Because Wolf still felt like he needed some cake.
A short while later, the huntsman came by
When he heard what had happened, he let out a cry
He had overheard Red and the Wolf making their plan,
He hurried over to help wherever he can.
It turned out different from what he had heard,
He had thought that Red’s plan was quite absurd.
Together the huntsman, Wolf and Grandma drank tea
The end of the story is plain to see.
Grandma used Red’s sweets to decorate the cake,
That Red has turned out to be quite a snake!