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Fairytale Lies

November 23, 2009
By freespirit94 GOLD, St. Louis, Missouri
freespirit94 GOLD, St. Louis, Missouri
11 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in their looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are."
-Marcus Zusak

At five years old,
I was betrayed…
By the safety and comfort of my storybooks
Why did they lie to me?

I believed in the stories they told,
Of hope and dreams coming true.
But they never came true.
Why did they lie to me?

I don’t understand,
Why stories don’t just tell the truth
Of reality and life
Because everything they told to me was a lie

Fifteen now,
And I now what’s real
I accepted the truth,
That fairytales just don’t come true.

I’ll never understand,
Why they lied to me in the first place.
As for the fairytales,
They are no longer in my mind.

The author's comments:
Fairytales inspire you when you're young, but as you grow older, reality sinks in.

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This article has 2 comments.

_Mags_ SILVER said...
on Jun. 25 2010 at 10:29 am
_Mags_ SILVER, Somewhere, North Carolina
9 articles 7 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
- I stare danger in the face and giggle
- Never argue with an idiot, people might not know the difference
-R.A.P (Retards Attempting Poetry)
-Tip Cologne ryhmes with alone

great poem, and the truth in it lets it hit home. you have alot of talent

btw-can you check out some of my stuff?

on Dec. 12 2009 at 11:01 am
literaryaddict PLATINUM, Albuquerque, New Mexico
23 articles 3 photos 157 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We're almost there and no where near it. All that matters is that we're going." Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
"The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound." Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

this a a really good poem. its putting into a new perspective how much we rely as children on fairytales, but how little we do when we're older.