"Once upon a Time"
Oh what a phrase
But it is not true
It is just a haze.
What about the stories?
The ones we were told.
All with the brave princes
And the sparkly gold.
How about "And they lived happily ever after."
This one blows my mind
It's just a hoax that covers up the truth
Which is truly unkind.
Is it all a game?
To let the child's mind run wild
Coming up with great stories
Where the bad guys are exiled.
Oh what a story to live in
Where the good conquers all
And true love prevails.
And of course where the reigns of evil fall.
What if we told the truth?
That sometimes the evil villains prevailed
And what of those brave heroes?
Well they tried to win but failed.
Now let's think about that kind of story.
No happiness and fun
All dark and gloomy
Only corruption and evil on the run.
Some already know this story
Facing poverty, hunger, and war.
Never knowing when good will come.
Or when it will be restored.
For now we tell kids these untruthful stories.
Hoping to keep their innocence intact.
Letting them worry about nothing
Until the time comes when that veil is cracked.