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Author Name: FreeSensual Sorceress 10 Comments
Date Added: September 12, 2012 17:09:55 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Cinderella Wants Her Slipper Back
The midnight toll passed hours ago, 
it’s time to crawl into a cold bed,
red-eyed and agitated. She’ll stay silent 
and grab the Valium, while you become
paranoid and do one more line. 

She wants to run a marathon, shop for shoes,
tell the world how good her skin feels,
right up until it ends. Then she’s a broken-
winged pixie, careening toward the pit.

That damn clock and its smug
wide-open chimes announce a full-throated 
conclusion to another intolerable day. 
She feels like her ugly stepsisters, 
mangled under the royal carriage wheels. 

Twisted in sweat-soaked silk sheets,
suppressing screams, she stares at the nothing
filling the room and repeats the litany:
Tomorrow will be different. 

She barely resembles that girl you promised
a happily-ever-after, before this travesty of
over-sized handbags, designer poison 
and constant nasal-drip.  
The mice hate wearing tuxedos, she wants
to exchange the corvette for a pumpkin,
and if you could pour that champagne out
of her glass slipper, Cinderella would like it back. 
Author's Notes:
P. S. Have the Fairy Godmother forward her mail.
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Comment By: Freeviv brady on September 21, 2012 05:59:31 PM Report
excellent imagery, nicely sustained metaphor and a delight to read : )
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on September 16, 2012 05:43:36 PM Report
And they all lived happily rver after....Such a brilliantly dark twist to the old, "Pretend yer someone else and land the rich guy" theme...Great stuff, Kid...Welcome back.CP is CP again....len
Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on September 14, 2012 12:20:05 PM Report
A really special poem!  Wonderful!  Imaginative!  Meaningful  -- and lots more too!  --David
Comment By: PremiumHarry William Harborne on September 13, 2012 04:41:29 PM Report
Quite stunning work. Had I been wearing a hat I would take it off to you. The whole poem had me mesmerised and ghasping at your wonderful use of the metaphor.    Bill Harborne
Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on September 13, 2012 09:55:48 AM Report

If fairy tales don't come true.

What else is left to do?

Your  performance here.

Is the truth my dear.



Comment By: FreeAdri on September 13, 2012 03:14:07 AM Report
I have always wondered what happens after the "and they lived happily ever after"?  Unfortunately it does not seem like all fairy tales last forever. We sometimes get blinded by the light. I, for one still believe in the happy ending and the whole fairy tale, but I am a fool most of the time :o) 
You are brilliant with metaphors, you make them look so vivid, so effortless. 


Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on September 12, 2012 08:39:36 PM Report

 Mmmmmmm......Sometimes them Prince Charmings don't keep promises.....

 I don't blame you ... Tell him to give back that slipper.....or else.....  Two can play that game!!

You Go Girl!!!  Some times its just best to move on.....

Always  ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeHenry M. on September 12, 2012 07:29:20 PM Report
There seems to be something amiss in happily ever after land as broken promises and unfulfilled dreams rule the day.Jolen, this is a grand display of your metaphoric prowess.  Hugs,   Henry
Comment By: FreeTomahawk on September 12, 2012 05:36:54 PM Report

Now this is a chick that ol' Prince Charming better watch his ass with! Sock it to him, baby!



Comment By: PremiumKymberly Donn on September 12, 2012 05:25:30 PM Report
You go girlie!! You are on a damn roll and I'm loving every minute of it! You can have the slippers baby, you earned 'em!

~Cinders~ bowing before The Sorceress


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