A Different Princess

December 14, 2011
By beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt


I am no Royal,
but a Princess nonetheless
Just call me Princess

I wear not a crown---
but a tiara only
the Special can see.

Clothed in denim,
Black I love, but pink I like
I wear boots, not heels.

I am no useless
maiden---imprisoned and
beat by my own dress.

Princess in disguise
I am---many look at me
not really seeing.

A solid mind and
a pure heart---I present as
my precious treasures.

Not Snow White, nor a
Sleeping Beauty---I depend
on myself alone.

Sweet Prince Charming,
please step aside--I am no
damsel in distress.

I fight my own wars,
battle my enemies, and
face my worst fears.

I want to be a
brave heroine---the girl that
is like no other.

See not just my rough
exterior---view past what
your eyes have told you.

Even now as I
have changed---I still believe
my dreams will be true.

Magic is not just
in fairy tales---I make it
happen on my own.

Don't underestimate
or call me silly dreamer--
prevail I will do.

Do not attempt to
change who I am---forever
I will be Jasmine.


The author's comments:
I wanted to write something for the "new princess." Now we have Pocahontas, Mulan, and Rapunzel, the image of the traditional princess portrayal is fading. I want young girls to know that while having a Prince Charming is a dream come true, it is not the only dream to have. You have to make things happen and rely on yourself first.

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on Jun. 24 2013 at 7:05 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Thank you! I just saw that my poem was on your favorites list---that´s awesome, thanks so much!!  

on Sep. 5 2012 at 7:45 pm
pandagirl312 GOLD, Leawood, Kansas
19 articles 1 photo 92 comments
I really like this. It is true that the ideas of a "princess" have changed. I liked the Sleeping Beauty and Snow White references because they are a traditional fairy tale too. Not so much with Jasmine...I didn't like that end refernece as much. Plus, leaving it open allows the reader to interpret how they will. I love the use of the hyphens here (a — would be better next time). Overall, a very strong piece. One of my new favorites. :)

on Feb. 4 2012 at 5:23 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Thanks for commenting.

on Feb. 4 2012 at 1:51 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

wow..... that is the longest haiku I ever read...(but IM one to talk, if you've ever read anything by me, you'd know Im the most longwinded person in the world) It is well written, though, and has powerful message. Great job!

on Feb. 4 2012 at 5:10 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Thank you so much~

.Skyye. GOLD said...
on Feb. 3 2012 at 2:51 pm
.Skyye. GOLD, Oroville, California
15 articles 19 photos 134 comments

Favorite Quote:
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

I walk by Faith, not by sight

THIS IS WONDERFUL!!!! I LOVE it!!! love the message!! I love the style you used to write it! 5 stars, definitely 5 stars :-D


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