Cinderella: A Poem

March 24, 2015 at 7:29 pm (Children's Story, Commentary, Entertainment, Folklore, Movies, Poetry) (, , , )

Cinderella: A Poem

Cloudy gray skies
across the land lies
in truth for today
and in metaphor sad to say
it seems that magic is gone from the world
technology has spread unfurled
the sense of wonder has been lost
but we’re too busy to see the cost
dashing along the street
busy hands and busy feet
phones at our fingertips
speakers have replaced lips
“Love” and “courage” are only words
a flight of fancy like passing birds.
A unicorn- what is that?
Talk of fairies- we say scat!
For we’re all grown up you see
don’t talk to us as if we’re only 3.
That age is past!
Magic wands- get out fast!
Carriages don’t grow from pumpkins
you mistake us for country bumpkins.
Enchanted balls and glass slippers
we talk like drunken skippers
whose ships have crashed on the rocks
leaving us to haunt these docks.

And so we stay under these skies so gray
wishing it were another day.

But Cinderella saw the world not only as it was
but as she wanted it to be
which gave her courage amidst much misery
Have courage and be kind!
Wise words from her mother’s mind.
Words she kept each day to heart
slowly working magic to impart
a prince she would impress
with her heart and mind
not just a dress.

Those who have courage and are kind
they break those dark spells that bind
it’s not that we’ve stopped believing in magic you see
it’s just that we take dark arts for the only reality.
We’ve stopped seeing “love” and “courage” as things that actually be
and only view them as fantasy
It’s not only princes but we who need to be awakened
or else this world will become ever forsaken.
Oh Cinderella! Come and kiss us all
make this world a beautiful ball
Help us once again see that wondrous magic so grand
And may courage and kindness fall across this land.

-A poem written by Christopher
Tuesday March 24th 2015
inspired by seeing the
Kenneth Branagh directed
version of
Disney’s Cinderella
today.

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6 Comments

  1. Nicholas C. Rossis said,

    Aw, you’re such a romantic at heart. I sympathize 🙂

  2. Sherrie de Valeria said,

    I don’t have my glass slipper, but the least I have pumpkins in the garden! And there are the mice as well. Land of Magic has long forgotten by many and the new generation does not even believe in the Spirit of Santa anymore. Christmas is just all about the gifts to them …

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      No, they don’t know Saint Nicolas was a real person- a bishop in Myra in what is now Turkey.

      And poor Saint Patrick has been turned into a 21st Century variation of the Greek god Pan whose bronze mask they’ve just unearthed in Galilee- his Feast Day and parade has been turned into an excuse for drunkeness, debauchery and depravity

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        Here just opposite our house, there is this one weird family who seems to be not-so-nice people. ALthough they make no trouble in the neighborhood, but they are one of a very strange kind …

        Every year, every Christmas, their daughter Rebecca who is 11 just like my son Marc, always telling the other kids that their parents lied to them about the gifts and it is not Santa who brought them the presents at all. And she tells them that we have no chimney anymore and so how do Santa can get in at all? She told the other kids that it was their parents who bought those gifts and Christmas is all a lie, she said.

        That poor girl believe in nothing. She told once my four years old Sue (that was the last year) that there is no such as Fairy Tooth that will take away her tooth and there is no money nor gift under her pillow either. “It was your Mommy did those things under your pillows! Fairy does not exist! Your parents lied to you. My parents said so. And there is no such thing as magic!”

        It was later I found out how unhappy those kids are and they never believe in anything either. And there is no such thing as Alien either, they said to the other kids. Rebecca and the other siblings in the family are so un-popular because of that attitude.

        Alright, at the same time, I agree with her that we, the parents, are the ONE that bought the gifts, wrapped them and put it under the Christmas tree, yes. But that does not that Santa does not exist at all and that there is no such thing as magic or miracle.

        Every year on the first week of December, I told the kids to write a letter for Santa and leave the cookies and cakes for him near our fireplace. Santa’s little Elves will pick ’em up, I told them. Although we have never seen magic, does not mean we do not allow the kids not believing in it. If that is the case, then there is no such thing as a God, does it?

        What is the logic of magic or spirit if one has no beliefs in it anymore? These are the THINGS that makes life different and merry …

        I am so sorry for Rebecca and her sisters … they have no imagination, nor belief in anything but the material world of handys, laptops, Tvs and Cds … just anything digital and bring them stuffs from Amazon – that is their digital Santa …

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      I really love your comment, Sherrie. Unfortunately I can’t click Like because as I’ve said before the Like button doesn’t appear on my own Blog page on this particular iPhone.

      That is very sad about Rebecca and her sisters.

      There was a very famous and beautifully written 19th Century New York newspaper editorial called Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Claus.

      I don’t know if you’ve read it, Sherrie.

      If you haven’t read it, you should google it and read it.

      A little girl called Virginia had written a Letter To The Editor asking if there was a Santa Claus.

      A young columnist was assigned to write a response.

      He didn’t like the assignment.

      He agonized over what to write.

      But he must have been divinely inspired.

      Because his answer to Rebecca’s parents was certainly more effective than any argument I could come up with.

      C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien probably believed in the existence of actual fairies although they thought they lived in dimensions different from ours- which we only on occasion caught glimpses of.

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