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 began writing when she was a sixth grader. She is a teller of stories through poetry, fiction, and tales from her own life. And she thinks too much. Read, think, enjoy, laugh.
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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!

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  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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