Sunday, May 27, 2012

She Dreamt She Was A Princess Her life started as Any child's does Loved by many Especially God Above Then circumstances tore away All of her happy days She did exactly as she was told Had to be done perfectly, in every way She never got to have a child's fun Work, chores and turmoil is all she knew She toiled many long hours a day But, she had her dreams that one day she prayed would come true She would do as they said to All of it without a word But, inside her mind they could not get So her dreams went unheard Sister's that were favored over her They got all they wanted and more While she, just a baby herself Scrubbed, cleaned and dreamt some more She would watch them go Dressed in Gold and Silver they were Her in her rags for clothes she thought That would also be her The years went by To her chores she kept Scrubbing, cleaning, listening to them bicker Finally with her friends the birds, she sat and bitterly wept For only once she wanted to go To a grand ball where the Prince would be Her dreams through the years They all included he She would twirl and dance when she could While she was alone Pretending she was dancing with him The Prince before he married and was gone Then one night it happened, as once again she wept Her friends the birds started singing She looked up and saw her there In her beautiful gown so gleaming “You must hurry now" said the one Who visited her that night “Must not keep His Majesty waiting” Rubbing her eyes, she stood up, surely she was losing her sight It was her Fairy Godmother, she waved her wand All around her swirled a gown of white A carriage awaited her To take her to her most beautiful night She walked in, there was a hush That fell upon the crowd The Price saw this beautiful one He knew she would be his bride and, wear a Princesses' crown They danced all night together Not another did he even see There was no other now She was the only one, his Princess she would be Now you know the story Of the child who had nothing up to then This peasant girl married her Prince And taught us to keep dreaming our dreams And never give up on them.... ©Dana Price