Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fairytales (Mindlovemisery prompt 19 Food- deprivation;apathy)





Fairytales

Sweetness
to be savored
before the bitterness
came home in a heartbeat.

The steady rhythym
lulling into a sleepy surrender
purging the emptiness
with once upon a times
and happily ever afters.

Fed on fairytales-
still hungry.

15 comments:

  1. Unfortunately fairy tales are not reality. Would be nice if people always did live happily ever after. The last two lines are strong ones...often reality gets in the way and there is an insatiable hunger for something more.

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  2. Bitterness, when it should be sweet and living happily ever after ~ Unfortunately life bites and we are definitely left hungry for more ~

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  3. Fed on fairytales, still hungry. Me too, kiddo. Sigh. You so nailed it!

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  4. fairy tales can be less filling when we get old and realize they are just stories...and seldom do happily ever afters happen...i do still believe in magic though...smiles.

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  5. The last two lines are poignant. I like the metaphor of fairytale/food ... leaving you hungry for more. Sometimes we just have to keep believing like children do. Maybe being "hungry" is a good thing. It's an incentive to go after your dreams! :)

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  6. oof...that first stanza packs a punch! Love it. We do need what's "real" in order to be truly satisfied. Great writing Lisa!

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  7. I love your take Lisa! Brilliant interpretation =) When you really look at fairytales and all these other idealized states they are actually quite creepy. Maybe that is just me who thinks that way lol Certainly life never seems to live up to those ideals and to me those ideals suck the meaning out of life. There is something to be said for the struggles and the ups and downs, I think they are crucial

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  8. this is true ....we can't be satisfied with the fairytale world...

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  9. Aww that is such a beautiful poem.. loved it

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  10. unfortunately, reality bites. :)

    i think the last stanza is very strong. we are never satisfied with what we had...

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  11. Fed fairy tales but living reality sometimes there are happy endings.

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  12. There is something here or somewhere in my brain about fairy tale eating and never being satisfied--Very strong piece of writing Lisa!

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  13. There is something here or somewhere in my brain about fairy tale eating and never being satisfied--Very strong piece of writing Lisa!

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  14. Eating and never being satisfied would make a great fairytale subject.

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