sad princess.

When I was a little girl
I believed in fairy tales
but as years floated by me
my belief began to fade.
No longer did I think
love was coming for me.
Everyone always said
those stories are not real.
I tried to hold on
to cling to wishes.
I prayed to the Gods
but no one listened.
I remain one
not to be two.
I know I am
a naïve fool
to go on
dreaming of
fairy tales
magic love
and still
to be


A note about this poem: I don’t know if anyone noticed the ‘pattern‘ (I use the term quite loosely) in this piece. I think I hope you didn’t… I want the story to hide the ‘pattern‘. But I do think it makes the poem flow better than it might otherwise…

The first four lines are 7 syllables, the next four are 6, then 5, then 4, then 3, then 2.

what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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30 Responses to adored.

  1. I didn’t notice the pattern but the poem flows so well. And the picture is perfect for your words!

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  2. Miriam says:

    Really loved this Sandra. A tad sad and nostalgic but beautiful. Ah, if life was only like fairy tales. xo

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  3. Disney, fairy tales, romance novels…. sets the bar way too high! I love the pattern, which I did not pick up on, so I’m glad you pointed it out. It did make the poem flow nicely!

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  4. maharedwynn says:

    Cool structure! But a sad, but too often true tale…

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  5. mandibelle16 says:

    Neat pattern. I believe many girls grow up watching Disney and having a somewhat rose-coloured view of love in real life. I don’t think we can wait for a prince to save us, we have to save ourselves and build our own lives.

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  6. We should always believe in fairies, and white knights and all those daydreamy things. I noticed the pattern but only because I read it three times 🙂 Lovely poem.

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  7. Heartafire says:

    very beautiful.


  8. magarisa says:

    Beautifully bittersweet!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I noticed the pattern and was actually wondering about until I read the note about the poem!
    Love the poem. flows beautifully! 🙂

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