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"A Dark Faery Tale" #8: Rapunzel

Updated on August 23, 2017
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You've heard the tale of a girl so fair,

with lovely, golden, long blonde hair.

She was kept locked away high in a tower,

for her hair held a magical power.

Raised by an evil witch for 18 years,

she became ,herself, quite feared.

Each night the witch would steal some of her hair,

to make her own skin fair,

Each night it would age the girl more and more,

though her hair grew and grew til it covered the floor.

She needed to eat the souls of men,

so she would become young again.

One night a handsome young man wandered by

looking for a place to hide.

He knew the stories very well,

But he would not fear the witch's spell.

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel. Won't you let down your hair?"

"But dear sir, why should I care?"

She called from the window,

her hair all aglow.

It could sense the man's soul.

And she was hungry and weak,

she could barely speak.

Before he could answer, her hair was falling down,

so long that it reached the ground,

from a tower hundreds of feet high.

The man began to climb.

Though weak, she would be ready for him.

She would eat him limb from limb.

As he neared closer to getting in,

she smiled an evil grin.

With frying pan in hand she hit him on the head.

He soon would be dead.

He became entangled in her deadly ropes of hair.

Not a bone or a drop of blood would be spared.

He was lost inside of her, never to be seen again.

How quick, the changes in her skin.

She was young and beautiful once more.

But it was time to even the score.

She was fed up with the evil witch.

She too would eat that bitch!

She had stolen her last bit of life from Rapunzel.

It was time for her to go to Hell!


© 2013 Nikki Wicked

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    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is an amazing collection...well done.

    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      5 years ago from Louisiana

      Thanks Audrey!

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Love this series Nikki!

    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      5 years ago from Louisiana

      Definitely. Hope youll check out the rest of this collection of dark faery tales. Thanks!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      5 years ago from Nepal

      Times are changing, so are the interpretations of the tales we read as a child.

    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      5 years ago from Louisiana

      Yes this is number 8. The link at the bottom will bring you to the first poem which has a list of all of the poems linked so you can check them all out. much better ones than this one, and far more dark

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Nikki--is this a series?? It should be!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good. Up and sharing.

    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      5 years ago from Louisiana

      very good cleaner lol

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      cleaner3 

      5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      a dark poetic story

      fraught with death

      and despair

      all about

      some strands of hair

      poetic tale of revenge and death .

      where all will take

      their last breath

    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      5 years ago from Louisiana

      Thanks! There are much better ones than this one.

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      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      I will! ;)

    • Nikkij504gurl profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Wicked 

      5 years ago from Louisiana

      Thanks Theater girl. Check out the rest of the collection at the link I added.

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      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Very interested twisted fairytale! I at times write about fairytale characters in some of my poems, but I like the dark tone that this has! Voted up!

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