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Make Believe MAG

By Anonymous

We were doomed from the beginning,
Blinded from the start,
But nothing can be done
To fool a happy heart.
With each smile and giggle,
Every embrace and every kiss,
We were shooting toward a happy ending,
And we missed.
Cinderella lost her slipper
And it was never found.
Prince Charming came too late,
Now no one’s sleeping sound.
Pillows are soaking wet,
Hopes are all lost.
No more dancing in the clouds.
Dreams have all been tossed.
The fairy-tale warmth has left us
As winter’s setting in.
The storybook reads the end,
But where should we begin?
Now your heart strives to be broken,
And you long for lonely nights
This time our ship is sinking
We’re going down without a fight.

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kamaria said...
on Aug. 7 2008 at 2:07 am
this is really nice// i enjoyed reading it//

faceless said...
on Aug. 6 2008 at 10:08 pm
anything that causes a little thinking is good. many of the op-eds, poems talk about genocide, injustice, and rage against the government which isn't art and it doesn't signify anything special about the writer. But at least this juxtaposes the childhood motif of fairy tales with the ubiquitous "teenink" pessimism to be a little artsy. Thank you.

dylan. said...
on Aug. 6 2008 at 5:20 am
This really is a great poem. I loved it!