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I don’t want Prince Charming This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I wish for true love
something real, that I can feel
like in a fairy tale

Alas, I'm no princess
I can slay my own dragon
I can save myself

Hey there, Prince Charming,
can you love a warrior,
a strong girl like me?

I carry a sword
not a bouquet of flowers
I don't wear a crown

Could you ever like me?
Combat boots and all?
Tell me now, Charming.

Don't waste my time
Prince Charming, I'm busy
so do you like me?

Don't try to save me
I don't need that, I need you
for you to be you

I'm climbing down
I hate heights anyways,
Tired of waiting

Now is your chance
do you want to ride off
into the sunset?

your time is up now
go find yourself a princess
I want Robin Hood

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KelcyLynn said...
Jan. 2 at 5:00 pm:
I love this so much!
 
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SaphiraBrightscales said...
Jul. 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm:
This was a brilliant piece by the way! Favourited :) I totally agree.
 
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SaphiraBrightscales said...
Jul. 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm:
me too :)                
 
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Athena19This 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...
Jun. 13, 2013 at 5:21 pm:
This made me laugh! Its a good thing we have Robin Hood when Prince Charming just doesn't fit the bill!
 
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AugustSummerFlingThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2013 at 9:52 pm:
This was really funny and witty <3 I absolutely enjoyed reading it n it's one of my favs now :D
 
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writergirly said...
Dec. 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm:
I really like this. It's quite witty and you've taken the stereotypical fairytale story and turned it on its head. I like that. Well done.
 
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MMorton said...
Feb. 22, 2012 at 8:11 am:
Dude! I'll take Robin Hood over Charming any day.
 
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Basile said...
Feb. 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm:
These poems are really funny and clever! I especially love the last one... I'm a Robin Hood fan too :D
 
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abood said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm:
this is so deep .. i loved it
 
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CutieBxx said...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm:
I love this poem because it is really relatable to lots of people. Amazing!
 
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Studio_Ghibli-O said...
Jan. 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm:
This inspires me to tell about MY opinion of Prince Charming!
 
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*beautiful*spirit* This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 7:47 am:
So funny and tells girls that being a "girly girl" is not the only kind of girl to be.
 
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Dreamgirl95 said...
Nov. 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm:
i love this! it's awsome:)
 
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FreedomIsMyVirtue said...
Sept. 11, 2011 at 6:08 am:
I like this haiku. I don't like a prince charming. I like a warrior because I am a warrior!!! :">
 
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Odessa_Sterling00 said...
May 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm:
I like it, but a haiku is suppose to be about nature.
 
*beautiful*spirit* This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 7:53 am :
Haikus are usually inspired by nature, but any thought can be expressed through a haiku.
 
Studio_Ghibli-O replied...
Jan. 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm :
I did not recognise this as a haiku at first. Perhaps because the third line often has sod syllables instead of five. . . Oh well. :)
 
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Lost_in_time This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm:
Hahaha, I love this. Prince Charming was never very appealing to me either. 
 
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Loves2Read said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 8:30 am:
This is a great poem on all different levels -  a mixture of sarcasm, honesty and romanticism - I love it
 
Queen-of-Sarcasum13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm :
I really appreciate all the comments and constructive ciriticism. thanks so much!
 
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