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.
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
Too busy charming elsewhere,
or just too busy.
Perhaps he didn’t want
the part anyway.
And let’s not forget the ever lovely
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.
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.
©2016 Brenda Baker