Saturday, June 30, 2012

CPO "Chief Princess Officer"



Cinderella was
My fave
Even if she was
A slave
Evil was doomed
To lose
And Cindy got
Amazing  shoes
Only now I've
Time to reconsider
I'd say,
"Cindy, screw
The slipper"
Go after glass
Ceilings instead
Don't use your feet
Use your head
And
Don't let fairies
Limit you
It's your life
There's no curfew

For the prompt" Fractured Fairy Tales" at Poets United

26 comments:

  1. Hi Sara! I agree glass ceilings are better than glass slippers. I enjoyed your poem.

    The link you put in at PU Poetry Pantry didn't work; but I found your poem anyway.

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    1. Mary thank you for persevering! I went back to the Think Tank and reposted: -)

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  2. Haha... this is very clever and a very funny take on the 'fractured fairy tale prompt! Loved it! really gave me a chuckle. Good for Cinders!

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    1. So glad to give you a chuckle :-) Thank you

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  3. Good one, I hope she gets a big raise ;-)

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  4. ha..use your head...true that..i'm a big fan of fairy tales but in real life i think we should never wait for the prince to rescue us...smiles

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    1. Thank you Claudia! Me too, both loving the fairy tales and taking the reins yourself :-)

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  5. For a long long time, Cinderella was my favorite too. Oh, and yes, we are all moving to break those glass ceiling too. Lovely one, Sara.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! Really appreciate your kind words:-)

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  6. its your life and there is no curfew...smiles...nice take on the fairy tale...and the glass ceiling...

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    1. Hi. Brian, so nice to see you here. Glad that you e/enjoyed it... that was one of my favorite lines too:-)

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    1. Thank you Laurie! Nice to see you :-)

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  8. Go for it ~ Yes, that is the spirit ~

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much for sharing in the fun :-)

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  9. Sarah,

    I love this modern take on an old time story. Good that Cinderella can party without a time restriction to worry her!!!!

    Eileen

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Eileen! That part of the original tale always bothered me, the joy of artistic license;-)

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  10. Screw the slipper - go after glass ceilings instead. Wonderful! A much more empowered and empowering version of the story... Love it.

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    1. Hi Andrew! Thank you. Wonderful to see you :-). So glad you enjoyed it--thought you might ;-)

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  11. Ha! Sara, great take - you literally "fractured" that fairy tale. I never read those stories to my daughter when she was growing up. It was always about some powerless poor girl, in need of the handsome prince. Times have changed, and I would read THIS one to her now, because she's 24. Sending my Riley the link... Peace, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/07/03/snapshots-of-then-dverse-im-back/

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    1. Thank you Amy, you, totally made my day that you would share this with your wonderful daughter!

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  12. I love what you have done! Clever filled with wit and such a great lesson! I love it :D

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    1. Thank you Ella:-) Really appreciate your enthusiasm and smiles!

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  13. Oh yes! Thanks for the link -- I definitely enjoyed this one, Sara! Well done! :-)

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!