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The Snow Queen

March 25, 2016
By Luckystar78 ELITE, London, Other
Luckystar78 ELITE, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"..though warm as summer it was fresh as spring." (Thomas Hardy) ("Far from the Madding crowd")

Delicate crimson, full gentle red
Teeth sharp and bright as spanners
Yet perfect as a lark.
You stand erect and small
A figure size three
Those flavoured rose cheeks
Flattered to a befitting blush.
China heart, skin pale as frozen snow.

Snow White, Snow White
Stepdaughter, Princess
Shoved to the cinders;
Lain down in her bed
So pretty
Snow White
One might almost snatch your heart.

You’re a beauty,
A duty
A worker to the bone:
A petal from ashes
A drone of sweet mammals
To do your bidding.

Snow White, Snow White
Wasn’t I a mother?
The nurturer, the provider, the b****:
I taught you all your tricks.

Yet look at you
All dressed in rubies and sparkling crystal stones.
I curl my lip, let words let rip
Face squashed into a shrew;
The mad woman, grey lady, old.

Pale reflection
Lit up with fear,
Wrinkles cracked as broken crumb cake,
And a cackle where a smile should appear.
Yet wasn’t I once a dear?

I was no raven-haired beauty
But a shining, siren brunette.
Oh Snow White
How you bow                                                                                                                                     To the tender blushes
Of your imagination
Whenever your prince appears
While I knew how to flutter;
How to send men and women alike
To their knees.

You are a child
No more than a novelty.
Beautiful, never!
Sweet? Maybe.
I’m the beauty, the flirt, the castle bike
There isn’t a man I haven’t designed
In my wandering blue eye;
Even old
I’m brazen and bold:
Look at you.

She trembles
She quakes
She squeaks my name
Pleas fall on heavy ears
As I signal her demise.

Snow White, Snow White
Full of lustrous air
Look at how you plead
A disgrace.
Not a prince in sight.

You ought, my dear,
To have listened to your mother
Snow Queen
As black as you are white
As savage as you are timid.

So I burned her
My child;
Or Step, if you’d prefer.
She went down in flames
Howling to the grave
That challenger, usurper, beauty.

Yet the glass reads the same
Line after line
A map on my face
A dot on a name
A wizened old tooth;
A stiff old stick.

So they’re coming
I’m in the running:
Defiler, murderer, sinful b****
We’ll have you in the gallows for this!

And so she went
Proud as a mouse
Our beloved Queen
To her final end.

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