Once upon a time, I left my dress
In torn pieces on the floor
Where my sisters ripped it off
And left before they did more.
Once upon a time, I left my home
To venture into a one-night dream
Catch the eye of a future king and
dance till the clock began to scream.
Once upon a time, I left my shoe
To glisten on marble stairs
To lead my prince back to me
And save me with his noble airs.
Once upon a time, I left my friends
The creatures who fought cruelty
Who loved me unconditionally
Until the day I turned to royalty
But "once upon a time" I left behind
To enter into "now"
Married one I'd never spoke to
For his wealth and perfect brow
And so, I left my heart
In the hands of someone eviller
Than all I left behind
At the mercy of a bullier
Now, I've left Prince Charming
In another escape attempt
Instead I'm searching this world
To find good - and to myself reinvent.