Prince Simon, Prince Jason and Princess Sophie lived a regal life.
Slaying dragons and battling witches by day, monsters and zombies by night.
Each day brought adventures new, trips on boats and to the zoo.
One particular day when feeling bored, Prince Simon decided to explore.
Down to the basement, he slowly sneaked, quietly to take a peek. New adventures he did seek.
A rickety old wardrobe he did find and suddenly an adventure sprang to mind.
Running as fast as his legs would go, bellowing with his lungs as hard as they would allow.
"Prince Jason, Princess Sophie please come soon, I have a rocket to take us to the Moon". "Roll up, roll up tickets please, pull your dress right in Princess Sophie it's going to be a squeeze".
All three were so excited they could hardly say a sound.
Prince Simon reached around them both and pulled the door shut tight, buckle up fellow explorers you're in for the ride of your life.
The Wardrobe began to rock and shake, the Wardrobe began to lift and quake.
Destination the Moon, hold on tight we'll get there soon
The rocket started rising faster and faster, higher and higher.
All three children were delighted, the rocket ship made them so excited.
Higher and higher, faster and faster, they rose into the sky.
Higher and higher, faster and faster, leaving the earth behind.
Prince Simon, Prince Jason and Princess Sophie, all declared. "I hope we'll get there soon, I can't wait to walk on the Moon"
"Walk on the Moon", let me think Prince Jason declared, "I'm not sure that we can breathe without any air".
"No air," said Sophie that's no good!, "I need air, what about a hood?"
"A hood is a good idea," said Prince Simon "an oxygen tank and heavy shoes too". "Let's search around the Wardrobe and see what we can find".
Together they searched high and low, finding items as they go.
"A hood" shouted Sophie "just what we need at least now we can all breathe".
"Heavy shoes" shouted Jason, "thank goodness for that, now we can go walking, I heard the moons flat".
"An oxygen tank", Simon declared "together with the hood and boots we are fully equipped for our trip, whoop, whoop, whoop!".
The items they came in three sizes, small for Princess Sophie, medium for Prince Jason and large for Prince Simon and quickly they all dressed up, it wouldn't be long now before the wardrobe came to a stop.
The rocket started descending, slowly it did fall and the children curled together on the floor in a tight knit ball.
Once the rocket had landed the children all ascended to their feet,
clearly excited not one of them could speak.
Prince Simon was the eldest and took the superior role, he looked out the window and said I will be the first to go.
Prince Simon conjured up his nerve to open wide the door, stepped outside, turned around with a smile a mile wide and set off to explore.
Thirty seconds later he shouted out to Prince Jason and Princess Sophie to join him by his side, "I have an idea" he said to them both that the moon is made of cheese.
Prince Jason and Princess Sophie laughed so much they began to cough and wheeze.
"Made of cheese" they both declared "you really must be mad", but we must be sure they all said, so let's all set off to explore.
One by one they found a spot and pulled a chunk off in their hands, looking at each other daring to be first, "altogether" Prince Simon shouted with an enthusiastic burst.
"Cheddar" shouted Prince Simon, "Edam" shouted Princess Sophie, "Red Leicester" shouted Prince Jason, they looked at each other in disbelieve.
They could not fathom how they had all got their favourite cheese, so they moved around the moon, trying different spots, leaving behind them crater pots but that did not make them stop.
Half an hour later their tummies were full, having eaten every type of cheese you can name from Brie to Camembert, Wensleydale to Stilton.
Looking back the 3 space cadets could see what they'd done to the moon, "I think" said Prince Simon "we need to return soon to try to mend the moon".
But now it's time to go they all 3 agreed, we've been gone a long time and mummy will be worried.
They climbed into the rocket and took off all the clothes, set their destination to their home a million miles below.
As they approached their home, the roof opened and the rocket landed safely just in time for tea.
The children all stumbled out of the wardrobe and running through the doors found their mummy in the kitchen serving up their tea.
"Where have you been?" mummy asked, "I've been calling you 3, now you're here just in time for your very favourite tea - Macaroni Cheese!"
The children usually would have been delighted now all moaned and grumbled "Mummy" they sighed "we all have belly aches, can we please be denied our tea and just go straight to bed".
We are sure that by the morning break we will no longer have our belly aches and tomorrow for our tea we would love Macaroni Cheese :)
2017/11/20 - Update
I am pleased to say that this story, beloved of our family for such a long time has been published today by Authorhouse.com
When I was about 10 yrs old I bought the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe book with a voucher I won at school. It was the first book I ever bought. My children were raised on all the books and films.
When my children were little I used to tell them this story at bedtime they would request it rather than a book.
When they got older I wrote the story up for them and bound it and gave it to them so they would have it for their children. I have converted the story to verse. It's a lot more difficult than I first thought and I am not entirely happy with it but happy enough to publish on HP and welcome the feedback from my fellow poets. I will continue to work on it and will update it and republish it at a later date.
I have not plagiarised any words from the Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, these words are my own and the children's names are my own too, although I am not a Queen :)