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Rapunzel

A surprise ¬—
He would give her the world
if only she’d ask,
but how can she
if she doesn’t know she wants it?
She’s confused, unsure,
so she hides behind her mask of complacency
but looks back with regret
and longs to be free.

A dare —
He can free her
from the walls of her own
fear,
carefulness,
security.
He can challenge her
to live!
to feel the air rushing by as she plunges headfirst into the unknown!
to laugh!
to dance!
to scream!
to forget what the world thinks
and not be afraid.

A hand —
But she is afraid.
Her fortress
Her prison
is crumbling around her.
The sun is painful, blinding.
She stumbles, falls, bleeds.
She’s ready to trap herself again
because walls are safe
and that’s all she knows.
She needs to be shown that it’s okay,
that the warmth of the sun can feel good
that there’s nothing better than grass between your toes
and open sky above you,
that falling hurts less when there’s someone to catch you,
or someone to fall with you.



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Black_Rose_Princess said...
Aug. 12, 2012 at 5:42 am
This was terrific! Very beautiful and well-written. I especially loved the last few lines since they are quite true. I also loved how you told a story with this. It's usually very difficult to tell a story through a poem, but you did an amazing job!
 
Mashley310 replied...
Aug. 12, 2012 at 10:10 am
Thank you! :-)
 
Prehistoric-FoolThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm
I went to your page after you commented on my poem because you were the first person to give me comments :) These lines (below) caught my attention and really brought the poem together, at least imo xD
Great work!
"She's ready to trap herself again
because the walls are safe
and that's all she knows."
 
Mashley310 replied...
Aug. 11, 2012 at 6:54 pm
Thanks for the feedback! :-)
 
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