Sunshine

Life was a lot sunnier when you were here

Partially because accumulated dust was finally cleaned when you were led to our bachelor's cottage in the woods

Mile-high stacks of dishes licked clean by the woodland animals you held dear

In the warm benevolence of your heart, you cleaned our strange little house

Cooked us food

Granted you scared the bejesus out of us when you fell alseep in our beds

I'm sorry we thought you were a monster

But we grew to love you anways

When you looked at me,

Such grace radiated from your red lipped smile

Your rosy cheeks flushed with curious delight when I did not talk

When we danced, it was the first time I was ever truly happy

You even loved my six other brothers, all dwarves like me

 

Before you came

A long time ago

I used to speak

I used to sing "Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, it's off to work we go

With my brothers as we went off to the mines

But like too many teenagers, curiosity got the best of me

Questions are not welcome here

Things like "Why do we sing when we work?"

Or, "Why do we live in a cottage when we mine fucking diamonds?"

They told me to shut up and work?

Told me I was asking stupid questions

That nobody liked it when I talked

 

One day, they sent me off to collect firewood 

I came upon an orchard outside the castle walls 

Not realizing this was where the queen nurtured her hatred into poisonous fruits

The apple that took my voice was just before the one that killed your father

So like the one that nearly claimed your life

When I came home,

No one noticed I did not talk

Could not talk

They commended me for my restraint

In thinking before I spoke

They did not know I am trapped inside my own head

A world with only my own thoughts is a living hell

 

When you came

The darkness lifted from my mind

The light of your smile broke this veil of storm clouds

My thoughts revolved only around getting one more kiss on my forehead

You peeled away this veneer of cheerful conformity 

I didn't have to pretend I was happy anymore

I was happy

 

When you ate that apple

I should have known

I should have warned you

I could not warn you

We told you not to accept candy from strangers

But the same kindness that took care of us blinded you

 

When we thought you were dead

My vocal chords tried to knit themselves together again

A desperate attempt so that I could sing for you as you slept

 

When you left

After Prince Charming came and saved the day

You rode away taking my happily-ever after with you

Fuck You, Snow White

Do not tell me "Goodbye Dopey" or "I Love You All"

When your jet black hair caught all the sunshine

You took it with you when you left

Your crimson lips are stained red with the blood of my soundless screaming

Now that you are gone

I just have one song I'm singing inside my head

Its stuck on repeat

Repeat

Repeat

Repeat

FUCK!!

Ever since you left the only song I'm singing is

"Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

Ain't no sunshine when she goes away

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

And she's always gone too long

Anytime she goes away"

 

 

 

 

Comments

tiraluv

I love when u sing this poem!!

PoetryFox

:D Aw thanks! 

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