Cinderella's Lies

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Cinderella I can see you
Knelt over the floor
I see you glance at the heavy lock
Longing to open that door

Cinderella I can see you
As you scrub till your hands bleed
I know that you deserve more than this
I understand your need

Cinderella I can see you
I feel your secret tears
I know what lies beneath your smile
Your hopes, your dreams, your fears

Cinderella I can hear you
When you think that no one's there
I hear you scream a gaping wound
Sobbing because no one cares

Cinderella I can see you
When you gaze out at the rain
And work as hard as you know how
You try to erase the pain

Cinderella I can see you
When your wishes don't come true
I see you slowly dying
As you long for something new

Cinderella I can see you
You want to slip into the night
But you don't know how to rebel
They've instilled too much fright

Cinderella I understand you!
But you've got to let it go
Look into yourself and find
The things you need to know

Cinderella I can see you
And it's time for you to leave
This ain't no fairy grandma
But you have to just believe

Cinderella I can see you
And I know you can be brave
You have to be who you are inside
And you can't stay a slave

Cinderella I can see you
You have to run away
Race into the dead of night
I know you'll find the day

Cinderella I can see you
And I've really missed your smile
I finally see the real you
I haven't seen her in a while

Cinderella I can see you
I can see it in your eyes
I know that you will find the truth
Because I see no more lies.





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dreamer_believer said...
Feb. 28, 2010 at 6:42 pm
amazing!! wow, im speechless. i like how you took the Disney character and took her problems and took the reader on a journey :) everything you wrote is so true and almost heartwrenching. wow :) amazing amazing poem.....5 stars all the way. it's just amazing :) if you can, would you check out some of my work? id really like your opinion. awesome poem :)
 
Blooper195 said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 7:47 pm
This is an excellent poem! it has so much insight. it makes you wonder if some other disney stories might hold a deeper truth like this one has proven to have...
 
JustAlice? said...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm
im crying. thank you for your words. they were meant for cinderella, but they spoke to me
 
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