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Fairytales (A Sestina from Nan's Class)

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Fairy Tales

She dreamed of castles and knights
and filled her head with fairytales;
wishing all her dreams would come true.
He spoke of love and faith
as he worked his way into her heart
and wrote her life with his words.

She read his tender words
of dragons and noble knights
and opened up her hardened heart.
He listened to her fairytales
and rebuilt her shattered faith
by proving that his love was true.

It was hard for her to imagine love so true,
but she found safety and comfort in his words
and little by little, she rebuilt her faith.
He told her that hed be her knight
and reality could be better than fairytales
if only she would give him her heart.

So she offered up her fragile heart
to him in a love that was true
and together, they believed in fairytales.
He wrote of love, in many words,
and fought her fears with the courage of a knight
and never once betrayed her faith.

She learned the difference between faith
and trust that comes from the heart.
Soon, he realized being a knight
meant not only being brave, but also true;
and that anyone can say the words,
but not everyone believes in fairytales.

So they created their own fairytales
based on true love and faith.
They learned not only to say the words,
but to say, and mean, them from their heart.
They learned together that dreams come true
for ordinary people and not just princesses and knights.

He may not fight dragons, but he speaks her life in his words, and hes her knight.
She may not be a princess, but she knows all about faith and her heart is true.
And sometimes, fairytales are all just a matter of what we feel in our heart.

"I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me , this has always been enough." ~Nicholas Sparks from The Notebook



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© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
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Then again,

She may be a princess...at least of poetry!  

 How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. -Marcus Aurelius
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Local Rebel...thanks. But a princess...nah, perhaps a serving wench...lol  
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Or the veil dancer!  

 How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. -Marcus Aurelius
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Laughing...oh boy, definately more of the serving wench than the veil dancer. The princess is too snooty for me, couldn't handle having to think I was of more worth, monetary or otherwise, than someone else.
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This is beautiful Ruth, as usual!  Great job!


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Wonderful, Hoot owl! Is this autobiographical???? I enjoyed every word.

Elizabeth

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Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
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Interesting poem, Hoot
I enjoyed it
Liz
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What a beautiful poem hoot!

 Nathan
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Beautiful, Ruth! I love it!  

 Denise


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Well, Wench ... I'd say that you've portrayed it well !
Great, hoot.
Love ~*Marge*~


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the creation of your poem is a wonder to behold..liked it very much...
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I hate to label anything you write as my favorite of yours....Because as soon as I do....you come with another that becomes my new favorite.  But as I can not see the future....This one left me spell bound and is my favorite work of yours.....and on the bright side....I know I need only wait for your next writing to bring my happiness forward.

 I have learned that the pain of a lost love will fade, But the memory of having loved will last forever.


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Hoot, this is really beautiful!! loved it

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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Hey Ruth - does the knight have any gallant, honest brothers?! LOL

Wonderful!!!

K
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Thank you everyone for your response to this  

Elizabeth...autobiographical?? Not yet, but hopefully  

David...well, you know  

Severn...I have to tell you, he's one of a kind  
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Difficult poetry assignments come more easily when you have some good inspiration, dont' they???
hoot_owl_rn
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very true Nan, and I actually found I rather enjoyed this assignment and even more the outcome, which for me says a lot. I seem to not like my formed poetry when I finally finish it and this one brings a smile to my face.
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As they say...most people are glad to pull off a sestina, much less a good one.
You Ruth, have excelled!
Maggy-nificent!!
hoot_owl_rn
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Christopher...thank you, coming from you, that is the highest praise  
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