"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cinderella's Tea

I sat near a tree
for a spot of honey tea
to escape scooping ashes
and washing my step sisters’ sashes.

I am ever so weary
 my eyes have grown bleary
from letting out seams
as step-mother screams.

All is in a flurry.
She says I must hurry.
There are ribbons to tie
and flowers to buy.

The palace is having a ball
to celebrate fall
 and Cinderella you were slighted
because you weren’t invited.

Oh how I wish
as I watch these leaves swish
 a prince would ask for my hand
to wear his gold band.

But hoping for a royal marriage
is as silly as a pumpkin turning into a carriage.
This is as grand as my life will ever be,
a moment of freedom to drink honey tea.

©Susie Clevenger 2011
Image Credit: Chance of Sunshine: Cinderella On Her Tea Break
Bluebell Books Short Story Slam Week 17


Marbles in My Pocket said...

I think she should never stop dreaming of that prince! Nice write, Susie!

Thinking said...

hmm...dreaming is life...one should never give away dream...

Nice Post !

Ben Ditty said...

I want to drink honey tea :)

Also, you have the most spectacular images!

Morning said...

But hoping for a royal marriage
is as silly as a pumpkin turning into a carriage.
This is as grand as my life will ever be,
a moment of freedom to drink honey tea.

very practical, well penned.

Michelle My Bell said...

Love the picture- freedom, just sitting back enjoying her tea :)

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

a Prince and his Gold band. How nice it would be. I like the flow of your words

mylittlewordz said...

Great poem as a prelude to the familiar story. Nice rhymes too!


Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks everyone for you wonderful comments. I wrote this poem in rhyme, something I rarely do because well...I'm not good at it.

magicinthebackyard said...

Oh Susie! I hope you shared this in my sound cloud group! It's just BEAUTIFUL! I read so nicely! Wonderful work...again! Bravo!!!

Sharing this with you in hopes you might pass it along...

Summer said...

very skillful story telling.
close to home. smiles.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Kellie. I sent it to your sound cloud group. I posted the information on the photo project on Susie's Sentences and facebook, and I sent a photo to be part of the project. :) Thanks for the information

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Summer...

Tifiny said...

love your story.
dreaming is part of life, it is okay for her to try, learn her lessons, and become more practical.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Tifiny...I am much the dreamer myself

Bar None Publishing Group said...

I'll drink to that Susie. Very good wordplay throughout.
Happy Holidays!
Mark Butkus

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you so much Mark..Happy Holidays!

Jeannette, said...

Dreams help us to have a good life like Cinderella...nice post!
A blessed Christmas to you Susie!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Jeanette. Merry Christmas!!

Elizena said...

Well done Susie! Life is dreaming and dreaming is what keeps us going. Once you stop dreaming all you do is exist from day to day. Live! Dream.


Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Elizena

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