#fairytales

THE FAIRY TALE FOREST

She loved when he read her fairy tales…she’d sit upon his knees

and be amazed how so many fairy tales took place among the trees.

 

Fairy tales…alive with woes and heartaches…

with battles, and wishes granted,

with damsels in distress…

where every forest seemed enchanted.

 

And when they walked into the woods…she always felt it there

perhaps inspired by the fairy tales…something magic in the air.

 

She’d point them out when she spotted them

“Dad! Look another tree…

just like the ones in the fairy tales you always read to me”.

 

“Look how tall they are”, she smiled…”how they reach up to the sky

I wonder how many adventures they’ve seen…with their fairy tale eyes”.

 

For her birthday that year…she was given the best gift she would ever see

when she delicately unwrapped…a tray of tiny trees.

 

“It’s to start your own enchanted forest”, Dad said as he got down on one knee,

"where you can make up your very own stories among your very own fairy tale trees”.

 

Later…In her back yard as she looked down at the tray of trees just planted

“Dad”, she asked, "how long do you think before this forest becomes enchanted”?

 

Dad put his arm around his daughter and took her hand in his….

“Just like you on the day you were born”, he smiled,

 

“your forest…already is”.


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THE GREATEST ADVENTURE

As children they loved listening to fairy tales

of adventures…large and small

then once upon a time they discovered

life …is a wonderful fairy tale

 

and…the greatest adventure of them all


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HAPPY ENDINGS

Everybody loves their birthday 

It’s a day we all hold dear…

And I love that mine falls on December 31st…

the last day of the year.

 

I have mentioned I grew up on Fairy Tales

and though they may only be pretending…

I love the stories…love the adventures…

and love those happy endings…

 

I wonder…was I drawn to happy endings

because I was born on the last day of the year?

Or…

Are Fairy Tales the reason

I hold happy endings so dear?

 

It matters not…for it’s now December 31st

and as my birthday is descending…

I feel blessed to have lived another Fairy Tale year…

with another happy ending.

 

blessed to be living a life that started Once Upon a Time…

a life filled with joy and love…and laughter…

a Fairy Tale where each year ends with…

Happily Ever After.


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Fairy Tales

They grew up listening to fairy tales
their parents would read in bed...
Tales of kings and queens and castles
were the stories they were read.

And they wanted to be that king..that queen...
To take a husband or a wife...
To rule with compassion from their castle...
To live a happy life.

They grew up, as we all do,
and left those bedtime stories behind.
But the fairy tales they remember...
were always in their minds.

They met...they fell in love...
He said, “You treat me like a king.
and I will treat you like a queen...
if you wear my wedding ring.”

Their castle was a tiny house
filled with joy and love and laughter...
and the ending...as expected...
they lived happily ever after.

They say if you’re lucky life comes full circle
Or perhaps it was something they read...
For now at bedtime they sit with their children...
and read fairy tales in their bed.

 

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