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Fairy Tales are Overrated

December 19, 2010
By theheartoflizz PLATINUM, Aurora, Colorado
theheartoflizz PLATINUM, Aurora, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"I think the only reason people hold on to memories so tightly is because memories are the only things that don't change, when everything and everyone else does."

"And they lived happily ever after..."
The phrase we all want to hear.

When I was younger
I believed in fairy tales.
That I would live a happily ever after.
That my knight in shining armor
would whisk me off my feet.

It was when you serenaded me
with those kind words
and promises to fill
my heart with love
that I started to believe.

But words are just a ploy
A mask.
Just like the metal that
covered your face.
I never thought to look beneath.

And then I did.
It was hallow.
It was cold.
Nothing but rust.

My handsome knight was just
a coward.
That was too afraid to show
his face to the world.

Now I know why.
I know why I no longer
believe in magic.

Whenever I come across a fairytale
I turn the other way.
When I come to the last page,
where the knight a princess
run off into the sunset,
I close the book.

Those stories would be better off without the last page.
The "Happily ever after.." page.
Then they might have a small feel
for what reality is.

Because all they do is sweeten
up a dream, that we will find
our charming knight.
And set us all up
for heartbreak.

How I wish we could save
all those little princesses
out there.

The author's comments:
All you see in movies, are couples living 'happily ever after.'
But in reality, how often does that really happen?

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dancestar GOLD said...
on Aug. 25 2011 at 11:18 am
dancestar GOLD, Westford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:

that was really good! amazing...it is very tru...bt honestly, i can't help but believe in true love, even though i may not believe in fairytales, i can't help but believe in happy ever afters, but i also know what reality is...anyways great poem! i esp loved the part about looking beneath the armor...tht was brilliant! keep writing!