Rapunzel

August 5, 2012
By Mashley310 BRONZE, Rowlett, Texas
Mashley310 BRONZE, Rowlett, Texas
2 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They always forget the last part of that saying: curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back" its something to that effect anyway." - Tamora Pierce


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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on Aug. 12 2012 at 10:10 am
Mashley310 BRONZE, Rowlett, Texas
2 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They always forget the last part of that saying: curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back" its something to that effect anyway." - Tamora Pierce

Thank you! :-)

on Aug. 12 2012 at 5:42 am
Pika_Princess, Escondido, California
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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!

on Aug. 11 2012 at 6:54 pm
Mashley310 BRONZE, Rowlett, Texas
2 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They always forget the last part of that saying: curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back" its something to that effect anyway." - Tamora Pierce

Thanks for the feedback! :-)

on Aug. 11 2012 at 4:41 pm
Prehistoric-Fool GOLD, Wellesley, Massachusetts
16 articles 2 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Every path is the right path. Everything could’ve been anything else. And it would have just as much meaning.”

Nemo Nobody

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."


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