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Her ink-stained lips have kissed too many a forgotten page,

                    [dragon's blood
                                  and phoenix down]


And her Prince Charming has yet to come,

                    [glass slippers
                                   shattering like stars]


So all she can do is gaze out her tower window,

                    [enchanted forests
                                   concealing poisoned apples]


Clutch that corroded and timeworn blade,

                    [cursed beasts
                                   tearing down castle walls]


Toss her childhood fables to the waltzing of the moon,

                    [even broken wings
                                   wish for happily ever afters]


And fly.

                    [once upon a time
                                   there was a girl who became her own hero.]
Just a random ditty that popped in my head.

I quite like how it turned out.

Maybe someday I'll get the courage to be my own hero, too.

Wouldn't it be grand if fairytales could happen like this?

Edit: ...front page for this dumb thing? Thank you very much, but...I don't understand why.
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:iconhetalia-spain:
Hetalia-Spain Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
((For somebody to be their own hero.. That's an ending I'd like to see. For the protagonist hopefully I spelled that right to save themselves from utter doom/destruction/sadness. I love it when stuff like this can be applied to the real world. It's something I'd like to keep in mind the next time I need saving.))
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toetalgirfanatik Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
It just has nice tone to it. It's somewhat inspirational in its simplicity, and the message people can interpret from it is what makes it a good work I think.
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:iconworldpeaceismine:
worldpeaceismine Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is true literature, my friend. If this was published, I would see it in my school's Language Arts booklist.
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aha, thank you very much. But it's not that good at all.
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:iconworldpeaceismine:
worldpeaceismine Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Insecurities, Persephone. Beware your insecurities." Dementer's warm voice called out to her daughter. "They're what'll bring you down most." Hopefully, her daughter would finally believe those words.
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...did that actually come from a story or something, or did you make that up on the spot. Because that is awesome.
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:iconworldpeaceismine:
worldpeaceismine Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Um... I made that up? But thanks! :D
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:iconhiosono:
hiosono Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I like it a lot!
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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:iconwerewolf-vamp96:
werewolf-vamp96 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
We need more endings like this
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, we do!
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:iconbrokengod--veins:
brokengod--veins Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's first line's a hook! I read the whole thing and I was like...:heart:
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the first and last lines the best. :) I'm glad you enjoyed!
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brokengod--veins Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:love: so do I! You improve with every poem! Keep it up and I'm gonna have to visit your page more often!
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evetyran Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this idea, because I used to ask my mom why it had to be the FEMALES that had to be rescued by the MALES. GIRLS HAVE SOME QUALITIES THAT ARE BETTER THAN GUYS, YA KNOW? And... WHY IS IT THAT DRAGONS ARE ALWAYS PORTRAYED AS EVIL!?
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
D: Dragons are some of the most noble creatures! They deserve a break!

Princesses/heroines and dragons should team up against knights. :|
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:iconevetyran:
evetyran Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
YUS! AND THEN WITCHES SHOULD STOP HAVING WARTY COMPLEXIONS AND A WEIRD NOSE AND PRINCES HAVE TO START GOING BADASS AND *launches in to an hour-long rant.*
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Talia-WolfFang Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Strangely enough, I just finished reading a comic where that happened. XD It was one of the better fairy tale parodies.
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Mistress-Gelfing Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I certainly agree with you. :)
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:iconambreechristineskye:
AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
*chuckle* I think it is lovely. This expresses what many girls feel. Well done.
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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Eilonwyn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
The message, word choice, and formatting here are all beautifully simple and complement each other wonderfully, I think. Great job!
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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:iconharzlek:
Harzlek Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Kinda cool, in an improvised sort of way. Not sure why so many are acting like this is the best work they have read.
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Me neither.
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:iconharzlek:
Harzlek Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I hate false praise with no reasons stated for it.
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:iconcohmisskyo:
CoHMissKyo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Very cool! A whole story in a few lines. :)
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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0-EmoLeopard-0 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so inspiring and amazing. Really, you have so much talent.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
FUCK MY IPOD

What I was trying to type before it froze and posted that reply was...

I really don't think so. About my talent. But thank you very much.
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0-EmoLeopard-0 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Useless things.

But I really think that you do. you are just so amazing at these.
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really sot th
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of-the-skies Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! :heart:
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much!
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of-the-skies Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welome!
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TeamUnitedNerds Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Rather interesting.
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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:iconteamunitednerds:
TeamUnitedNerds Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Welcome. I understand the basic meaning, but is there anything deeper I'm missing?
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Perhaps... :) to tell the truth, some things just come to me, and I'm not sure if they have relevance or not.
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TeamUnitedNerds Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Well, explain it to me
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Verahnika1998 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful!!! Love it!!
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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flutterlicious20 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm... I also got a completely different message from this.
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh? And what would that be?
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:iconflutterlicious20:
flutterlicious20 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that she killed herself. Then I read the description and was surprised about how the interpretation can be so different.

P.S. I love the profile pic!
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
To be honest, I think part of me was trying to hint at that. But then I wanted to make it happy, compared to most of my other works.

Thank you!
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flutterlicious20 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol you're welcome!
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thatenglishguy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I like the fact that she becomes her own hero :-)
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I do too. I think every fairy tale should have that ending.
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lyricalityNin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
This is very interesting.
Especially since I've been watching Once Upon a Time continuously.
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