"A Twisted Fairytale"

A sleeping beauty, snow white queen,
with all the power in her hands,
but she could not love, she could not dream,
not for any man.
Her words were strong,
her actions, weak.
In a world so wrong,
reality is in her sleep.
This is her fairyland,
this is her realm.
Of the void and non-existent,
she's at the helm.
Here, the prince, so charming,
stands right by her side,
and the happy ending,
is just along for the ride.
This is her world,
she'll never wake up.
She knew the apple was poisoned,
just as Romeo willingly drank from that cup.
Its a small price we pay,
the things we do for love,
when there's no more to say,
when push comes to shove.
She is the fairest of them all,
here in her head.
Just ask the mirrored walls,
they'll answer for the dead.
They're twisting and twirling,
and dancing in their graves.
There's no clock counting down til midnight,
all dressed up in red, she'll stay.
So perfect, so porcelain,
down to the glass slippers.
Every eye in the room,
every hand, tries to grip her.
But this is her wonderland,
you are all the prisoners.
As the lightning strikes,
and the ravens call,
Welcome to the masquerade,
a real vampire's ball.

© Copyright NMJ 2011

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epigramman 6 years ago

god I love this one and you can understand why - it reminds me a lot of 'you-know-who' - lol lol lol - and the only thing twisted about this fairytale is that I didn't write it and cannot claim this masterpiece as my own!

Quite simply - stunning!


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Totally awesome, every single word spun with meaning, you are one hell of a poet !


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

wow thanx guys. im glad you liked it so much. :)


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Poetry Girl 6 years ago from Arizona

THANK you for posting this. It is beautiful. Voted beautiful.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

This was a great read! I really enjoyed that! I'll be back to read more of your work!


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks kaltopsyd. please do and hope you like more of my work. Ill check out yours.


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

This is really good!! It captures so much undercurrent and expresses it so well.


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx nelli glad you enjoyed


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

My pleasure!


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epigramman 6 years ago

..back to say this is worthy of the hall of fame!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, Wow, this is a great one for me to come and read, now I can see what all the other commenters mean! great stuff, loved it, cheers nell


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx nell. ill be sure to check out more of your writing too.


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Jodah 15 months ago from Queensland Australia

Awesome!

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