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Anti-Fairy Tale MAG

June 16, 2009
By Aryelle PLATINUM, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Aryelle PLATINUM, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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You can keep your Prince Charming
And your Love At First Sight.
A Land Far, Far Away was never my home.
I'll be no Damsel in Distress
Waiting for a White Knight to charge up
And rescue me from the Dragon;
Forget riding off into the Sunset.
I don't want a Fairy Tale.
Being a Princess is boring,
And being Queen is no better.
I was born without a matronly Fairy Godmother,
Ditto a tragic Curse or Prophecy.
There's no Evil Stepmother waiting for me at home.
I'm happy not being the Fairest In The Land.
True Love's Kiss isn't what I'm looking for;
Mine isn't a Forbidden Love.
I'll skip the Royal Ball,
Glass Slippers are uncomfortable
And Pumpkin Carriages are slow.
My hair is not spun Sunlight,
Nor is my skin like Snow;
I can't sing the Birds from the Trees.
Once Upon A Time isn't my beginning,
And I won't live Happily Ever After;
But I promise you, I will live.



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on Aug. 21 2014 at 3:23 am
CelebrateDifferences, Long Island, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Gods of Olympus.” Piper stared at Leo. “What happened to you?”
His hair was greased back. He had welding goggles on his forehead, a lipstick mark on his cheek, tattoos all over his arms, and a T-shirt that read HOT STUFF, BAD BOY, and TEAM LEO.
“Long story,” he said.”

I love the tone. It is so serious in the beginning and then the last sentence provides comedic relief. 

on Sep. 29 2013 at 10:06 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

True that pageturner! But do remeber, we're writers. We can change all that :)

on Sep. 29 2013 at 10:05 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

I don't know what to say but write on! Congrats getting published!  

TheDuck GOLD said...
on Feb. 14 2011 at 7:05 pm
TheDuck GOLD, Braselton, Georgia
11 articles 12 photos 77 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Raids, bullets, crime... no problem. A missing duster? Crisis."-The Last Sacrifice
"If we stand for nothing, we'll fall for anything." -All Time Low

Wow!  I <3 it!

 


JZWood BRONZE said...
on Jan. 17 2011 at 11:36 am
JZWood BRONZE, Manitou Springs, Colorado
3 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the universe.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

Yeah. way to break fantasy gender roles:)

on Aug. 27 2010 at 6:38 pm
pageturner PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
34 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's okay to daydream.. just as long as you get to do some of those daydreams.

Exactly! I don't no why everyone wants to be like Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty. Both princesses that have to be rescued by a guy to live happily ever after. How come there are no fairy-tales with a girl happily single or a single mother. Who says you can't make your own happy ending?

on Jul. 9 2010 at 4:09 am
Leena_ink SILVER, Dhaka, Other
7 articles 0 photos 3 comments

woahh, this really amazing!

it could be a song :) 


INnaturegirl said...
on Feb. 5 2010 at 7:25 am
amen!!! ~i really love this~ great job :D

on Feb. 1 2010 at 8:42 pm
EmilytheAuthor DIAMOND, St. Francisville, Louisiana
55 articles 20 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be who you are and say what you feel because those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind. -dr. seuss

Bravo! Fantastic poem, true and beautiful.

on Feb. 1 2010 at 12:13 pm
his_country_girl SILVER, Goshen, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Reality is almost always wrong."-House

"Don't worry when you feel something, worry when you don't."- SVU

this is a great poem..it's different because it's not about wanting the perfect person and saying living life is more important. great poem! :)

on Aug. 18 2009 at 1:27 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
26 articles 0 photos 493 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

This is so good, I love how you contradict pretty much every fairy tale you can think of, and it is so true. Books don't happen in real life, especially fairy tales. Really wonderful poem!