Another modern fairy tale
Blog :Out of my Mind
Date: 11/15/2011 3:43:00 PM
I heard the story before I could read,
and it so appealed to me,
When I later learnt to read,
I would lose myself in the pages blissfully
The story was so simple,
it seemed a surety
Why, it was every little girl's right,
to have prince charming at maturity!
Snow white, Rose red, Cinderella, Rapunzel,
in fairy tales out west,
Sita, Draupadi, Rukmini too
wed men who loved them best.
It mattered not who you were,
a handsome prince would hold your hand,
dwarfs, witches, wicked moms,
every peril his love withstand.
I often wondered growing up,
why she waited for a prince to come along.
Could she not have just helped herself?
She might not have had to wait so long.
Could Rapunzel not have used her hair,
and slid down the tall tower?
Cinderella, asked her fairy godmother
for a better life, using all her power?
Princesses these days,
need rescuing no more
and princes should know that
things will be, not the same as before.
Men and women of today,
are no different in what they can do,
Getting together for a better life,
is what they need to do.
Now you want to have a fairy tale,
that have all on equal terms
that pull at your heart strings,
with the love it reaffirms.