The Day That Cinderella Met the Pretty Man

She oftentimes regrets that day
that her slipper slid off- the day
that fast forwarded her into a stuffy
constricted marriage. Or, maybe, it’s not even
that. Maybe she regrets meeting the
other Prince after that. Well, he wasn’t
really a Prince, but a bard; he
made her feel things she never
felt before delivered by erotic
chorus lines. He was a trickster
in purple and seemed to be from
another planet and another time.
Well, he did tell her he was from
1999, while he fingered the lute
with such finesse that she barely
laughed at his passing joke.
She would find her own fingers later
in the cover of the night after her
husband resigned himself to his bed.
He was confused by her insistence of
wearing pants and shearing her locks.
She looked like a boy after all, now.
All she would say is that she was
waiting for the purple rain to come again.

Inspired by prompt here: which was to ” Write a poem that describes what happened beyond one of the following “happily ever afters”. Yes, my Luvs, I want to know what came to pass after the ending.

“Jack and the Beanstalk”
“The Little Mermaid”
“Little Red Riding Hood”
“Rapunzel” “

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  1. Love this. A tribute within a fabulous “after After” story. 🙂

  2. Oh, dear goodness! This sang such a bittersweet melody into my heart. I love the fantastically real place to where you took this prompt–a wonderful tribute to the tale, the other Prince, and a woman freed (in her mind). Simply awesome! ♥

  3. Oh beautiful. I simply love it!

  4. georginamorley

     /  April 26, 2016

    Wonderful tribute and fabulous use of the prompt XXX

  5. Love this 😀 such power in your verse.

  6. Thank you, all! I’m glad some people enjoyed it, although, it isn’t a worthy enough of a tribute in my eyes, (just a little play on the Cinderella story line with a little humour)…..

  7. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

     /  April 27, 2016

    Aww! I guess a lot of people are wishing for that now.

  8. Sad, but a lovely tribute!


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