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Friday, April 24, 2015

Be Careful Of Wishes

Precious girls,
be careful of wishes.
Prince Charming
may own scissors
that clip wings.

Not every toad
can be changed
with a kiss or
glass slipper escape
broken glass.

Look deeper
than what
the eyes can see,
and let the spirit
speak its worth.

©Susie Clevenger 2015

NaPoWriMo ~ Day 24


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Absolutely perfect Truth. Girls should be taught this from tiny on up.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oh this is so beautiful with such a powerful message!

Children are fond of fairy tales and believe almost anything that the see. Its our job to let them know the difference between truth & fiction.

Loved the poem! :D

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Excellent advice!

Ella said...

Powerful and so true~ Your opening really got me~ I know a few friends who have married princes that turned into trolls~

Well Done, I love it~

Sumana Roy said...

so very thoughtful & wise..

Vandana Sharma said...

The plain truth of life...........

Jim said...

Wise mother's advice, Susie. Two ways to learn the lesson, listen to Mom or by experience.

Other Mary said...

Very good advice, Susie.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Every little girl should read this cautionary tale.

C.C. said...

Ah, yes, Prince Charming is not so charming anymore when he starts clipping wings. This is brilliant :-)

Gail said...

Truth. We have to look past...

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