Fairy Tales MAG

January 24, 2012
By Kat_K BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Kat_K BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

I used to call you my white knight.
When we were five,
You saved me from the dragons in my backyard
And promised to make me your queen.

In time, you threw aside your
Plastic breastplate
And grew steel under your skin.
I always wondered whether you really felt no pain
In your new armor
Or if it simply kept the hurricane in your eyes from
Spilling out.

I dropped my tiara at the last show-and-tell
Before middle school.
The flexible plastic snapped on impact
And I learned to find a different kind
Of dragon: a dragon that breathed
sweet talk and empty promises
I learned to spar with my own words
I learned to stand my own ground
I learned to play carefully with needles
Never to accept fruit from strangers
And not to underestimate the utility of talking mice.

But sometimes
When the walls of my castle feel a little
Too thin
And the drawbridge shakes under my feet
I think I still need a knight
And I wonder if that hurricane has
Finally seen its
Rainbow.



Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 3 comments.


Kat_K BRONZE said...
on Feb. 8 2012 at 6:47 pm
Kat_K BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments
Absolutely, thank you so much!

Margie_May said...
on Feb. 8 2012 at 6:02 pm
I really like this poem and thought it was relatable, for my english class we have to choose a poem to recite and act out an interpretation of. This is the best poem ive read for the assignment so if its ok with you im going to choose this poem.

on Jan. 24 2012 at 11:57 am
Antonio Melgar BRONZE, Belleville, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
Nice Poem. In my opinion you talked very well about what you've been through and what you wish for and why. I like the fact that you talk about a rainbow at the end because it shows hope, success, or relief. Keep up the good work!




MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!