"A Dark Faery Tale" (a collection of poems)

Poem 1

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Cinderella

Amidst a darkened night,
lay a horrid sight.
Inside a pumpkin, fresh,
she made her home, a nest.
Adandoned by her family.
An orphan to society.
A regular, Raggedy Ann, named Bella,
whom, we like to call Cinderella.

She wears a torn, blue dress.
Her body is made of straw,
with stitches tearing apart,
as the crows pick and claw.
She once was beautiful, I must say.
A prince would have married any day.
But she never got a chance.
Cinderella missed that dance,
as her faery godmother was a trickster.
Now only a rat will kiss her.

Her glass slippers full of cracks,
as broken as her smile is chapped.
She missed the deadline as the clock struck ten.
She thought she had 'til 12 to get back in,
but the doors were closed of the house she once called home.
Her eyes turned to buttons all on their own.
Cinderella had to pay the toll,
so the faery took her soul.
She then became a doll, a faery too it seems,
to wreak havoc on us humans, and to decieve our dreams.

© Copyright NMJ 2011

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

It's twelve o'clock,do you know where your Cinderella is...priceless twist Nikki.;)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx acer, catch my next one, Ariel. will be up tomorrow.


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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

up and beautiful! Well written. Beautiful choice of words...


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Very nice poem, Nikki.

voted up and awesome


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Such a devilish twist. You have a great imagination Nikki.


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Morning Nikki

You are amazing Nikki. Your imagination seems to be running wild. To turn a sweet little fairy tale upside down and come up with a wunderful work of art is incredible. Congrat's, an awesome poem . lol

Ghaelach


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

*smiles* thanx guys. you guys are great. Ill be posting the next one today. so look out for it. :) ill also try to add links to each new one on here. not sure how to do all the technics of hubpages yet lol


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

I wonder what would happen if Disney released this version! I like how her eyes go all Coraline.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

haha it would be brilliant! i hope. i love a good show gone bad. and i love disney shows. anything with a halloween twist is even better. ariel will be up today.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

and ariel is up guys. posted a link on this page. :) next one coming soon.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

This is F'en Awesome I got to say this story, about the very well known cinderella, Is quite very Great.

smiles :)

bella


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx bella! hehe f'en awesome. :) got the 3rd one up too guys. one more to go...maybe more not sure yet. i found these pics on photobucket and the idea came to me, only saw the 4 pics. id like to write on a few other ones too though.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Wow, I love this, Nikki. Not being home before curfew... how many times have I done that? Too many.... :D


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

hmm hope you arent gonna turn into an evil faery on us.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

I simply love what you have done with this, with all your dark fairy tale poems, a truly masterful take on such classics's.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank you so much nighthag! glad you like em. more to come.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

No fear of that. :D (evil cackle...)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

lol. sure astra. if that's really your name. lol


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

It's funny to be smiling at something so sinister - but that is so imaginative, I have to smile! Very good, Nikki! I'm giggling at Doug's idea of a Disney film based on this version of the story! hahaha!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

perhaps you have a sinister side yourself nelli lol i think if someone wanted to make movies out of my versions i wouldn't object.


Johnny Love 5 years ago

Lovely Nikki. Twisted, dark, romantic in my warped eyes.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank u johnny love for stopping by. hope you love my dark faeries.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Another good one!


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks!


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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia

I simply had to revisit this and pin it!

I love this series and wish you had done a whole bunch more, voting up and sharing on then off to re read" beauty and the beast"


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

You mean 7 plus the 3 bonus poems arent enough? lol I had a few more pictures to write poems like this one, I believe one was Mulan, Rapunzel, and Megumi? and some Ice looking princess but idk I just didn't. and i don't have the pictures anymore. I believe i just couldn't come up with anything good enough for them. Not knowing their stories as well, though I thought I did do one for Rapunzel, I will have to do that one at least. Hmm...the story is coming to me now...


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Nighthag, Rapunzel is up! Check it out :)


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Very cool!!


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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

This is still fresh and still scares me. LOL. :P


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Haha, perfect for halloween time then. ;)


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blaise25 3 years ago from close to you...

Amazing! I wonder if you would tell this story to your little princess one day hehehe Creepy but creative :)


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

I don't want kids but yea I think I would. lol


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

Deliciously dark and wonderful. How you came up with this twist on Cinderella is amazing. You really pulled me in with the poem and Photo of the dark Cinderella.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

You have a wonderful way with this genre--


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Wow, what an incredible collection of wonderful stories. Thank you for sharing. Jamie


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Nikkij504gurl 2 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks for the comments. The pictures for these dark Faery Tales are what inspired me to write them.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Cool poetic tale. Great promise. Shalom!


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Scarface1300 2 years ago

Poetic Bliss voted up and awesome.


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Nikkij504gurl 2 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank u both!


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Frank Atanacio 20 months ago from Shelton

a small piece of eerie for these fairy tales.. love it :)


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Nikkij504gurl 20 months ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks Frank.


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AudreyHowitt 20 months ago from California

Had to stop by and say hello--I saw Frank's comment and recalled how great this piece was--it still is!


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Nikkij504gurl 20 months ago from Louisiana Author

You are a doll Audrey. Thanks so much :)


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Jodah 15 months ago from Queensland Australia

Wow, don't know how I never saw these until now, Nikki, but this dark fairy tale is great and now I am off to read the rest in the series. I love the pic, I can see how you were inspired by that.


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manatita44 15 months ago from london

Nice and cute, Nikki. Well done!


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Nikkij504gurl 15 months ago from Louisiana Author

Thank u Jodah. I have several of these.

Thanks manatita44 for your comment and stopping by.

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