Fairytale Lies

November 23, 2009
At five years old,
I was betrayed…
By the safety and comfort of my storybooks
Why did they lie to me?

I believed in the stories they told,
Of hope and dreams coming true.
But they never came true.
Why did they lie to me?

I don’t understand,
Why stories don’t just tell the truth
Of reality and life
Because everything they told to me was a lie

Fifteen now,
And I now what’s real
I accepted the truth,
That fairytales just don’t come true.

I’ll never understand,
Why they lied to me in the first place.
As for the fairytales,
They are no longer in my mind.

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_Elsy_ said...
Jun. 25, 2010 at 10:29 am

great poem, and the truth in it lets it hit home. you have alot of talent

btw-can you check out some of my stuff?

alex9426 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 12, 2009 at 11:01 am
this a a really good poem. its putting into a new perspective how much we rely as children on fairytales, but how little we do when we're older.
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