This admittedly ridiculous excuse for a poem, was inspired by an article that crossed my desk today. It was about the other possible names that were considered for the original 7 dwarves… Grumpy, Sleepy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Bashful,  and Sneezey.  There were originally 47.    My apologies. Z~


I wonder.

What if Mr. Disney had chosen different,

but equally descriptive names

for the original septet?


What about Baleful?

The sinister, psychic Dwarf?

Foreshadowing tragedy, ever threatening,

Would he have sold out the Princess, to the Queen?


Maybe if Soulful

Were allowed to bring his saxophone to work

Heigh-Ho would have been

a bit less dirge and a lot more groove.


Of course there are the twins

Hottsy and Tottsy who were obviously hanging

with Hickey and Chesty,

Never to be confused with Dumpy, Sweaty and Messy.


While Grumpy proves little people

May also benefit from anger management skills,

He can’t be alone in his need for services.

I mean what about Moody,  Touchy,  Lazy and Lonely?


I know it may seem frivolous,

But these are the things

That keep me up at night.


My name isn’t Dopey for nothing.


22 comments on “I WONDER

  1. lrconsiderer says:

    hyuk hyuk 😀

    I was out the other night with friends and there was a joke made about Snow White waking up feeling Happy…who fell back asleep 😉


  2. Sarah says:

    No, I like it. But what about Anxious and Contented?


  3. Now this was an interesting ponder, and I am thinking how fun it would be to ask a class or group to come up with their own additions to the original gang. I do wonder how they settled on the chosen ones, is there a method to the madness, a thread of connectivity? I do hope that I will not now go to sleep thinking of little people with strange names, but I suspect I might! Thank you Dear Zoe! 🙂


  4. LauraALord says:

    This is fabulous! I think I’m in love with your brain 😀


  5. Fida says:

    This was so fun to read!! Thank you!


  6. wandapsycho says:

    Personally, I think ridiculous excuses for either poetry or prose are the best kind!
    My recent poem makes me think that my dwarf’s name might be Braggy.


    • zoebyrd says:

      Hey I read yours this morning but couldnt comment from my phone… stupid android! ARGH! I dont think Braggy is it… I think INTREPID would be a cool name! You would have to be a distant cousin though as its a bit too cool and not very enchanted-forest-7-dwarf-sounding!


  7. Applause! Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Sometimes ridiculous brings a smile on the face 😉


  8. Into the mind of a dwarf we go. It’s always the “dumb” ones who think the most.


  9. Lita says:

    I love it! I think you should write a full story on it! 🙂



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