hradzka: (wonder woman 2)
[personal profile] hradzka
Don't wait on princes bearing slippers,
or asking you, let down your hair,
beasts awaiting transformation,
knights in armor, strong and fair,
to rescue you, ascend your tower,
kiss, awaking you from sleep --
childhood's longings hold their power,
but these are dreams, and they can keep.

Don't hide waiting for the woodsman,
Don't dissolve upon the foam,
Don't submit to petty cruelties,
Don't pin your hopes upon a throne.
Wolves will fall to twelve-gauge shotguns.
Belt stepmothers in the teeth.
You're a princess, dear, already.
Sweep the bastards off their feet.

'princess'

Date: 2009-06-12 02:05 am (UTC)
ilyena_sylph: picture of Labyrinth!faerie with 'careful, i bite' as text (Default)
From: [personal profile] ilyena_sylph
This is totally awesome.

If you don't mind, I'd like to give this to a few nieces?

Date: 2009-06-14 09:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maire
Mind if I do an illustrated version for my daughter?

Date: 2010-03-16 09:21 pm (UTC)
highlyeccentric: Firefley - Kaylee - text: "shiny" (Shiny)
From: [personal profile] highlyeccentric
*beams* Oh, that's AWESOME!

Date: 2010-03-17 03:19 am (UTC)
majoline: girl with long hair on blue background with plants (Pretty Girl)
From: [personal profile] majoline
I just saw this over at [community profile] poetry and it's the best thing ever. Thank you so very much for sharing this, for thinking this!

*faves so hard*

Date: 2014-01-18 02:38 pm (UTC)
waywren: (Default)
From: [personal profile] waywren
And I've just gone and posted it on poetry again. XD

Date: 2010-03-19 01:21 am (UTC)
aka: audrey kitching wearing bunny ears and a nose pore cleaner (bunny)
From: [personal profile] aka
This sounds like something my best friend would either write or love. It's kind of amazing.

Date: 2010-03-24 02:31 pm (UTC)
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (STXI: Uhura: lady alone)
From: [personal profile] be_themoon
YES YES YES. wooo! fantastic. lovely lovely poem and great meaning.

Date: 2010-03-25 10:51 pm (UTC)
caramelsilver: (Narnia: Narnia)
From: [personal profile] caramelsilver
I am in love with this poem. I keep reading it over and over again. I've written it down to keep in my diary, it's that awesome. Thank you.

Date: 2014-01-18 07:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] falcongrrl
Love this!

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