The Fall of the Goblin Kingdom

Mountains Torres del Paine

Hobbled goblins sobbing,
moaning, groaning
in defeat.

The king of all the Over-Lands
declared them obsolete.

“No longer shall we fear
these nasty, gnarly, tooth-gnashing gnats!
Find them, bind them, grind them,
serve them to our hungry cats!

The goblin king collapsed upon
his rusted goblin throne.
Soon thereafter died the queen;
she could not live alone.

Hobbled goblins sobbing,
moaning, groaning
in defeat.

Hobbled is just as it sounds:


    1. Thank you! Labyrinth is one of my favorite films from my childhood. It’s an M.C. Escher drawing. The scene from the Labyrinth is inspired by Escher, as well as other artists who focused on impossible objects. You could easily fall into a deep wiki/google hole by looking up “impossible objects.” Neat stuff.


      1. I thought that piece inspired that scene from Labyrinth! I loved that movie when I was a kid. It came on t.v. a few years ago and I sat to watch it wondering if I would still like it as an adult. I did!!! I finally went out and bought the dvd a few weeks ago. I was never so excited to purchase a movie! 🙂 I’m one of those people that love watching the documentary on how the movie was made. 🙂 I’m a movie nerd. haha. Never heard of “impossible objects”. Very cool! I will have to look that up. Thanks, Christian!


      2. P.S. I actually wrote a bit about the movie recently using it as an analogy. Mostly, I used my favorite scene when Sarah was at the Goblins Masquerade Ball. I titled the blog post “Welcome to the Masquerade Ball”.


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