We Live Happily Ever After

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 20:17 -- kimkim7

And they lived happily ever after.


Fairy tales live on in our memories 

As a happy story, life, and ending

They've been watching us for years on end,

Watching us grow, change, and leave

Trying to make our own fairy tales in life

And realizing that fairy tales are just that --




Prince Charming nowhere to be found

All I see is despair, regret, and stress in a mound

No spells, sorcery, seven dwarfs

Just left with grief, seven of them.


But we know,

We know that happiness is ephemeral

We stop desiring it all because nothing is eternal

We make a compromise with life

Find love, friendship, and camaraderie

Pursue aspirations and ways to be me

And eventually return.


Hold the book in one hand

And the child's hand in the other,

I return

Once upon a time, that is.


This poem is about: 
Our world


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