A Journey To Happily Ever After

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Once upon a time,
In a town far, far away,
There lived a pretty princess,
Who always got her way.
She was an only child,
Her parents just adored her,
But all their attempts to please her,
Well, they just plain bored her.
What she wanted was excitement,
What she wanted was romance,
To be like fairy tale princesses,
But she didn’t have a chance.
Her parents were protective,
They wouldn’t let her leave,
So she couldn’t be a fairy tale princess,
She stayed in her room to grieve.
Now this pretty princess,
Always got her way,
So the one time that she didn’t,
She vowed to make them pay.
She now despised her parents,
For she was a selfish child,
So she decided to just run away,
She decided to go wild.
So she tied her long hair to her bedstead,
And used it to climb down,
But when she got down to the floor,
Something made her frown.
She had left her pretty slippers,
Upon the bed and carpet too,
But she heard footsteps coming,
So she fled and left her shoes.
And she ran and ran and ran,
Till she was far, far away,
Till she bumped into a wicked witch,
On her 7th day.
And the witch just smiled at her,
Then she beckoned with one finger,
And the princess was entranced,
She didn’t try to linger.
She followed this wicked witch,
All the way down to her hut,
In the middle of a forest,
To a shack with all doors shut.
She took a key out of her pocket,
And she led the princess in,
And she made a proposition,
Borne from malice and from sin.
And she gave to this dear princess,
A deal she could not blindly refuse,
She said, “I will make you look different,
So your parents can’t find you.”
And the pretty princess gasped,
And she thought about the deal,
It sounded nice, it would suffice,
It was very ideal.
And the wicked witch smiled,
So happy she could sing!
She said, “Now in exchange I want,
Just one little, tiny thing.
For me to do this task,
You must give me your voice,
But you don’t have to do the deal,
Of course its still your choice.”
But the princess agreed,
And the witch filled with glee,
For the first time in many years,
She said, “Talk into this golden apple,
And in your new form you will appear.”
So the princess talked into the fruit,
And it began to glow,
The princess felt her features changing,
She then started to grow.
When the princess grew a foot,
The transformation was complete,
Everything had changed,
Except her dainty, little, feet.
She had stubby nails, a furry tail,
And warts along her face.
And when she looked down,
She had to frown,
Scales bristled ‘round her waist.
The witch pushed her out,
And the girl gave a shout,
She screamed to be let back in.
That the witch was just a con,
But the witch said bring it on,
And she knew she couldn’t win.
So she set off in the world,
To find a way to change,
To find a way to go back,
To make her features rearrange.
Alas, her efforts were fruitless,
She found no magic toads,
Nor potions or wands,
Her hopes were all gone,
When she stumbled upon,
A shiny, yellow brick road.
And so she saw this road,
And thought,
O-my! How strange!
But still she took the golden road,
‘Til her surroundings changed.
She’d walked into the middle of,
A very different scene.
All round her there were people,
That the sight of made her cry.
Not one of these small people,
Could come up to her thigh,
She yelled, “Someone pinch me!”
Because this dream would not subside.
But nobody could reach her so
She lay down on her side.
But no matter how she blinked and winked,
And rubbed her eyes and cried her cries,
Her mind would not abide.
Then all of a sudden,
The bells started to toll,
Something bad was going to happing,
These things a girl just knows.
Out of the clouds appeared,
A house, it hung right in the air,
And out of the house a figure came out,
And gave them all a harsh glare.
And it spoke to the crowd standing before her,
With a voice as deep as the sea,
It claimed that someone had stolen from him,
In the form of some gold and money.
Now the princess knew what they were scared of,
For this figure was no happy soul,
Twas a giant of sorts, with its noises and snorts,
And its eyes, which were black little coals.
And a little boy ventured forward,
And looked into the giant’s one eye,
“I took your money,” he proclaimed,
“And it took me only one try!”
And the giant got mad,
He roared and he sputtered,
He said he would turn the boy to butter.
He romped and he bombed,
He blipped and he flipped,
He stomped and he clomped,
And he ripped and he tripped,
Right out of his house,
Floating there in the air,
And it fell down right on him,
Squashed him with no care.
And then all up around her,
The princess heard a cheer,
The townspeople were all rejoicing,
Not one single tear.
But then she saw a scene,
That made her feel quite sad,
That boy’s family had come out,
And he got a hug from his dad.
Suddenly she felt new emotions,
And hear eyes began to tear,
For she had started to miss her family,
The ones who held her dear.
But how will they ever know me!
She thought, with a grim grin,
How will they ever see me,
With this body that I’m in.
But still she really missed them,
She wanted just one glance,
She wanted to see them again,
To get a second chance.
So she followed that yellow road,
To forever and back again,
She went back to far, far away,
And her hope was all gone when…
She finally saw her father,
And she glimpsed her mother too,
And in her hand she held,
Her daughter’s forgotten shoe.
“We’ve searched in all the lands,
And left with empty hands,
But we’ve found out from a witch,
That she’s made an awful switch.
So daughter if you’re listening,
Please, just hear me out,
We don’t care what you look like,
That you cannot doubt.
You may be mute,
And ugly too,
But darling listen,
We still love you.”
And hearing those precious words,
The princess took a leap,
She looked in their direction,
And pointed at her feet.
Then they tried the on the show,
Perfect match, ahh the laughter,
The princess had finally come back home,
And she lived happily ever after.





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Laura14 said...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 11:44 am
This is AMAZING! I loved it so much! You combined fairytales and it was so great! It's like a children's story in poem form! I really loved this!
 
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm
Haha thanks!!!!!
 
Miseltoe said...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 5:19 pm
I also enjoy hohw you intertwined alot of popular fairytales and the rhyme ties them together. I enjoyed the ending the most the traditionally you would think when she reunited with her parents she would change back or maybe the beauty and the beast type deal where she found a prince but instead she didnt transformed back to her prior self, but blossomed into someone more appreciative of what she had
 
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 10:40 pm
Thanks so much!!
 
despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 7:43 pm
I love how you combed through various high points of popular fairytales to make your own! 5 stars and, again, great work :)
 
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 11:49 pm
Thanx!!!!!!!
 
writingchick This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 11:45 am
I loved how you told a story with it! very creative :)
 
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 6:08 pm
Thankyou!!!!
 
Erica T. said...
Jul. 25, 2010 at 2:19 pm
I thought it was cute. I liked how it was original.
 
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm
Thanks!!!!
 
just.me_899 said...
Jul. 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm
OMG this was genius!!!! i loved the little references to other fairy-tale stories ^^ hehe awesome work!!!
 
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm
Thankyou soo much!!! thats great!!
 
qekelly1 said...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm
its sooo adorable!!! <3<3
 
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm
Haha thanx!!!!
 
Iluvmybff said...
Jul. 19, 2010 at 9:38 am
That was so aewsome! I love how you mixed up all the fairytales ike Cinderella and The Little Mermaid.
 
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 19, 2010 at 4:49 pm
Thanx!!!!!!!
 
CarolynQ said...
Jul. 17, 2010 at 10:36 am
Fantastic Fantasy Story. I've never ever heard anything like it and was shocked at how amazing it was. Wow, you're good.
 
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm
Thanks soo much!!! so r u!!!
 
Kresten16 said...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm
This was a great poem. I agree with LesKore i really like the blend of different fairy tales. Keep writing.
 
crubs3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm
Thanks sooo much!!!!!!!!
 
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