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Brave Wishes: A Poem

Updated on March 17, 2012
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Fairy tales fall like stars around me,

Wishes left unfulfilled like ghosts floating,

A broken mirror distorts all I see,

A prideful prince standing and gloating,

A damsel no longer in distress,

She waits, but not for a man,

A hollow heart with a beautiful dress,

She might, for once, have a plan,

A cunning thought, a dastardly deed,

For once, to go off on her own adventure,

To scoff his plans, but by hers alone succeed.





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      5 years ago

      Hi Ms Erin; you know, when I re-read the line 'A broken mirror distorts all I see', this really is in keeping with the idea of a refracted Gothic projection of the unexpected. Effective!

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      f: Yes, I see what you're saying. It does have that type of aesthetic.

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      5 years ago

      Just thinking also, the photo is kind of expressive of the Gothic aesthetic in various ways, both in the architecture and in the young woman's appearance.

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      jonmcclusk: I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for reading!

      Nell Rose: Yes, that's exactly what I was trying to portray. Thanks for noticing!

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Great twist on the old fairy tales, instead of having a Prince Charming to save her, she did it herself! go girl! lol!

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      Jonathan McCloskey 

      6 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

      This is very intriguing and mystifying with a good flow to boot. Thank you very much for sharing.

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      iamaudraleigh: Yes, she became successful on her own. Thanks!

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      iamaudraleigh 

      6 years ago

      I hope I got the right idea...she is able to move forword on her own accord?

      Just powerful...voted up!!!

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Deborah Brooks: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I like this photo, too; I think it expresses the poem well. Thanks for commenting!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh wow Ebower.. I love this poem.. awesome.. I love that photo.. and he is running to her own destiny..

      I voted way up

      be blessed

      debbie

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      f: Thank you! You always know how to make me smile. :)

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      6 years ago

      You've got a good way with words, anyway, and some good photo resources, too! Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Phoebe Pike: Thanks so much!

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      Phoebe Pike 

      6 years ago

      Beautifully written.

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      f: I see your point. She could be taken straight from a fairy tale story book or she could be a more modern female character from a young adult novel.

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      6 years ago

      YW: What with the Gothic architecture in the background and the enclosed, private garden, the lady in her finery looks as if she could fittingly be both a pierced, ear-gauged and tattooed model, and a fairy tale princess. It kind of all fits, really. Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      gregas: That's very true and you put it quite eloquently. Thank you, Greg, for sharing your honest opinion.

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      Greg Schweizer 

      6 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi Ebower, yes I know for a fact that women can be strong on their own. They can also weaken the strongest of men. Very well said and beautiful. Greg

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      f: Thanks! I didn't realize it until you pointed it out, but that is an accurate description of the picture.

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      6 years ago

      PS: Great photo, too. Kind of midway between Renaissance reenactment and Gothic fashionista.

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      6 years ago

      Voted up. Intriguing line, 'waits, but not for a man'.

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