Eyes set aglow, the VHS tape played
displaying the scenes of magic,
princesses, and excitement.
I wanted to be like them.
Those women cloaked in jewels
surrounded by their wildest wishes
Adorning the cheaply made outfit,
I paraded as the figure I looked up to,
wishing to display the same charm.
Days passed on and on and on
soon I was old enough to know
that I couldn’t be just like them.
I wasn’t the blonde beauty presented
as a trophy for the prince to receive
after slaying a mythical beast.
I was meant to be the prince
fighting demons on my own
and smiling at the princesses
Assuring them that it was all okay,
that nothing could be wrong.
That I was here without anything taxing.
I stand at each castle door
waiting, waiting for those in need of help
and when they do need me
I will be there, as their princess charming.