Fairytale Endings

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Illustration of a flying castle in space against a background of

Ariel, Belle, Cinderella and Snow White.

All lived happily

ever after – or so we’re told.

Sold Prince Charming

and happy endings.

Stepmoms still living it down.

Prince Charming to the rescue…

It never got old.

castle with waterfall falling over the sea

But what if the beast can’t be vanquished?

What if love isn’t the answer?

What if love isn’t answered?

And what if Prince Charming

doesn’t show?

Too busy charming elsewhere,

or just too busy.

Perhaps he didn’t want

the part anyway.

due visi

And let’s not forget the ever lovely

Sleeping Beauty.

A century’s sleep before she woke.

What did she dream?

Did she dream of ruling

the kingdom one day?

Being more than a pretty face,

she might say.

The king of elves in old ruined city

Then there was the princess and the frog.

Sometimes a frog is just a frog.

And, let’s leave it at that.

Poor Rapunzel bartered to an evil witch.

For a few plants no less.

Finally rescued by her prince of course.

Fairy tales and happy endings.

Stories told to girls, wondering when

they’ll meet their Prince charming –

to live happily ever after – Phew!

Am I glad we got that out of the way.

the castle above the clouds

©2016 Brenda Baker

2 comments on “Fairytale Endings”

  1. Wow,. What a lovely poem.so very refreshing and true. Why are we told these stories? Was it so that woman would not aspire to be anything and to sit and Wait for a ‘man’ to rescue us.. Why not rescue ourselves.. Where they truth or fiction? Love the questions this poem brings to the surface.

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