Rapunzel | Teen Ink


December 15, 2009
By carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
8 articles 24 photos 51 comments

I have always lived life
Dreaming of being a princess.
Not just any princess,
But a certain in particular.

A man and his new wife,
Tragedy the story did stress,
A stepdaughter who could not impress,
Until a godmother saved her.

Then the story goes on,
And the prince falls for her beauty.
She loses her shoe, in a hurry,
He finds her, and the happily ever after ensues.

Not until a day ago, did it dawn
On me, making it my duty,
To share with the jury
The mind games these tales do use.

There may be no charming princes,
And my future may only behold frogs,
But I’ll take my chances,
And not risk it all on any of these dogs.

I have found the tale I live,
Is not of Cinderella,
But that of the fair girl in the tower,
The one with long hair.

It is my heart to give,
And I sit here, awaiting a fella,
With enough love, courage, and power,
To risk falling through air.

It feels like I have been locked up here forever,
They cannot risk for me their lives,
But will stop awhile to entertain my heart,
Then break it with abandonment.

From this burden, I’d like my self to sever,
And be free to let go of their lies,
For their games, I am way to smart,
I must get used to this lonely confinement.

How did Rapunzel survive that tall tower with hope,
When I, on ground level, do nothing but mope.
I am fine with being alone,
I just sometimes wish I had a love to call my own.

The author's comments:
Growing up, we have all been told those fairy tales that give us a sense of false hope, and create an unfair image for both men and women to hold up to. I acknowledge this problem, but still dare to dream. Not that someone perfect is out there, just that there is someone for me. I know many others feel the same, so let's keep dreaming.

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This article has 6 comments.

XAlexia167X said...
on Aug. 27 2014 at 2:09 am
"I am fine with being alone,  I just sometimes wish I had a love to call my own." I absolutely loved the ending! I truly admire your writing!

on Mar. 24 2012 at 2:14 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

Love your poem a lot! Keep writing so I can keep reading! Hey could u check out my work? Here are the titles: The Monstrosity: Fame Black Flame Bloody Rose Battle of the Lamb Mistress of the Ice Flowers Thx so much, I enjoyed reading this poem, and found it easy to relate to!

on Aug. 16 2010 at 12:40 pm
kiwi12 PLATINUM, Austin, Texas
28 articles 10 photos 365 comments


Rapunzel was always my favorite princess story and I just got to say, I. Love. This. Poem.

sambam SILVER said...
on Jul. 22 2010 at 10:09 pm
sambam SILVER, Pomona, California
6 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
fly like a thestral. away from this place.

you are officailly amazing. i loved it

on Jul. 17 2010 at 6:07 pm
distressed_cinderella PLATINUM, San Leandro, California
20 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
" You can't make something stay that wants to go. You can only love what you have while you have it"

This is the second poem of yours I have read. I am now convinced that you are my long lost twin. Keep up the good work.

on Mar. 19 2010 at 5:34 pm
celloizmylife PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
27 articles 0 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious.....And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney

This is amazing! Wow, I can relate so much! It's cool how two people who are so different and live so far away can have similar relationship issues.