Unhappily Ever After

by Baby Rainbow   Dec 11, 2012

Oh beautiful princess with tears in your eyes,
whatever has made you so sad?
It burdens my heart to see your delicate soul
being plucked apart like a daisy.
" she loves him not, she loves me yes?"
" he loves me yes, he loves her not?"
Your innocent mind can't comprehend
such a complex adult love.
The walls of your kingdom are crumbling down
and piling debris on your heart.
Life as you knew it just moments ago
has changed in the blink of an eye.
Mounting atop your cotton white horse
you ride deep into the forest.
Recalling the memories of yesterdays
with the King and the Queen by your side.
Hand in hand they happily rode
into silhouettes against orange skies.

Until everything turned grey.

Oh beautiful princess with tears in your eyes,
gripping onto the solid ground.
A parent attached to each of your arms
pulling them different directions.
Your fairytale story began so well
until the plot began to change.
The King and Queen once madly in love
have fallen into wells of hate.
Your childhood home of rainbows and unicorns,
broken like their marriage vows.
And now in the middle, your shadow shakes
as they fight like tug-of-war.
Sinking into the soil beneath you
because you don't know who to choose.
Your little red heart sobs out in silence
as it begins to feel unloved.
And at six years old you have already learned
that fairy tale endings are make believe
and so is happily ever after.




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  • 6 years ago

    by =The-Fairy-Mary-Poppins=

    Poor child and I bet there is a child out there in this world who has had this happen to them My heart goes to the children and the "princess" who went through this because parents in their goal to get rid of each other don't see the pain for a little child who gets scared up because of their bickering I have heard my parents bicker since young and I can't stand them that's how much I'm sick of them and their petty wars this piece touched something in me like all your poems do 5/5


  • 7 years ago

    by Redangelwings

    This is a very beautiful two sided fairytale. I love how it starts out as a "up to form" tale of a princess. Althoughthere is no true prince spoken of its great that you speak of a memory with him in it. They were once in true love bit now the princess is alone with her parents. I love how you show the family though riding off into the sunset. The painted orange sky shows a little bit of happiness inside. The princess is a sort of vague character here though. She can be anyone of us because she has a darker side to her. That is where the twist is.

    I love how you kinda had a "pause inbetween the stanza to show the story change to the darker side of reality. Any world xan fall apart even for an innocent girl. I do love how you say she is still beautiful even with all the things she has been through. I love the " real" scene with the parents too. There are a lot of break ups in this world and it effects everyone. Not every home has a fairytale ending and I love how you show it here. The twisted dark side of a princess. Although she is still very beautiful inside she is crying. 5/5

  • 8 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    This poem, was such a magical, and elegant take on the "Happily Ever After" tale.. However with a twist. Baby Rainbow, turned it around through the eyes of a child, in a broken home. The message of the love of a family being torn apart by divorce is tragic, but how she laced it into the metaphor of the fairy tale "gone wrong" was so touching, that I ended up reading this piece several times. Truly an emotional piece, full of heart and soul.. Beautiful and heartfelt!!!!!!!!!

  • 8 years ago

    by Mams

    Thats a poem wow..!! speechless... no wrds to described beauty of ur poem.. outstanding...:)

  • 8 years ago

    by MyHalozChokinMe


    This poem is very sad and heart-wrenching BUT you did such an amazing job conveying the emotions and the tug-of-war that often occurs with children when their parents separate or divorce...

    I love the language you've used and especially love the way you basically scribed it in an old fairytale format..
    The imagery was astounding..
    "your delicate soul plucked part like a daisy"
    "The walls of your kingdom are crumbling down.."
    "Mounting atop your cotton white horse.."

    And the ironic contradiction at the end..
    "fairytale endings are make believe and so is happily ever after." Such a powerful finish...

    <3 Lovely Pen.