Sleeping Beauty

Asleep in her castle
surrounded by high walls
and pink thorny roses
waiting to be kissed awake
by Prince Charming,
a man so kind, so gentle
he’d brave the thorny roses
and scale those high walls.

Just imagine,
what if
she pricked herself
chose dreamy sleep
and timeless beauty
over endless searching,
dire disappointments
and a breaking heart?

Just imagine,
no kissing frogs for her
no miserable dates gone wrong,
no solving puzzles,
no gold spun from hay
no 1001 stories told over as many nights
on the long, stony path
to her heart’s desire.

This truly is a story
written by a woman
who had enough,
who kissed too many frogs
that stayed slimy green instead
of turning into handsome men,
whose heart was broken
just that once too often.

So she sealed herself
in sleep and dreams,
eternal beauty guaranteed,
to wait for that happy ending
to make its way to her
asleep in the castle
surrounded by high walls
and pink thorny roses.

© Sybille Sterk

Sleeping Beauty

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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A humourous take on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale…. :-)

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