Fairy Tale – Lucy Savage

There once were sights of breathtaking beauty

I’ve always enjoyed writing and having dabbled with creative writing groups for years finally decided to concentrate on developing my poetic style by joining a class this year. Themes for me include the natural world and also the restrictions placed on disabled people by society’s attitudes and lack of inclusion.

Fairy Tale- 

There once was a princess with extraordinary dreams

There once was a castle that constrained her

There once was an ordinary village round the castle

There once was a real and enticing forest

There once were tracks leading nowhere and somewhere 

There once were sights of breathtaking beauty 

There once were traps all around to catch her

There once were surprises to be discovered 

And the princess longed to keep roaming 

There once were elves to accompany her

There once were goblins to frighten her back

And the princess did her best to ignore them

And she blocked out the sounds of their roaring 

There once were kings and queens telling her to stay home

There once was a prince who sometimes encouraged her

And sometimes the princess wandered out on her own 

There once were foreign courtiers lighting her way

There once were powers telling her the paths led nowhere 

There once was a voice encouraging her freedom 

And the princess sometimes thought it was unreal 

she sometimes felt like giving up her wandering

she sometimes felt too tired to keep walking

But somehow the princess knew roaming was right 

somehow she wanted to explore forever

somehow she thought she would get where she wanted

Lucy Savage

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