Friday, March 16, 2012

Fairy Tale: A Flash Friday 55 Offering


Once upon a yesteryear
I believed in fairy-tales…

Prince Charming came
to slay dragons
wakening, writhing,
dancing in tempo
to rhythmic beat
of troubled heart
pound, pound, pounding…

truth
drown, drown, drowning
‘neath blood spilt
through pierced flesh;
sword’s tainted tip
eventually exposing
Prince’s flaws
as well…

once upon a yesteryear
I believed in fairy-tales…


10 comments:

Dani said...

some fall on them others get exposed

Happy Friday

Sue said...

I like the repetition of the opening phrase at the close of this. Really nice, Polly!

=)

hedgewitch said...

Yep--best to believe in yourself instead, and then you can always make a up a few fairy tales for entertainment, I say.

Brian Miller said...

the prince has a tainted sword? smiles...

def nice the repetition plays well off each other....

Monkey Man said...

Time yields realities.

G-Man said...

Pollyanna...
You can always write your own ending. Some tales are Darker than reality!!
Loved your 55.
Thanks for playing, I hope all is well Deario, Have a Kick Ass Week-End

Yvonne Osborne said...

Once upon a time, I did too.

Nice word choice and repetition.

razzamadazzle said...

But I still want to believe in fairy tales. :-)

Doctor FTSE said...

I like the way the repeated first lines become ironic at the end.

Margaret said...

Sounds to me he wasn't much of a prince. I know they do exist...

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