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I never wanted to be Cinderella

Updated on August 23, 2011

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I am not Cinderella, and I am not searching for a sterling crown

I never wanted to be Cinderella
Although I have prayed for a Fairy God Mother
I have never had or even seen a glass slipper
Nor do I have experience dealing with an evil step sister

I don’t need to find myself a night in shining armor
A man who treats me with respect, is a man I would honor

There is no need to make a wish
Or find a ball gown
I am not Cinderella
And I am not searching for a sterling crown

I only wanted to be seen for everything inside of me
I thought that I could meet someone
That knew that I was his and he was my one true love

I wasn’t ever expecting to be swept off my feet
Most days I was happy when someone actually remembered me

I drifted in and out
And there have been times when I have fallen apart
But eventually I got to myself and was able to feel my heart

I don’t need Prince Charming
Or a man to hold my hand
I don’t need for anyone to stand by me
For me to know who I am

I don’t depend on you
If you want to know the truth
I will still be me
Even if you are no longer you

It may not be easy
If I decided to live life alone
But then I could rest assured
That what I earned was what I owned

If I closed my eyes and I really tried
I am sure I can see you as being my life
But what about me and the dreams that I dream
Why do I have to give up all I believe

You always said you would rescue me
But I have no dragon for you to defeat
Only the demons of my past
And I don’t dance at balls
Without the illusion of a mask

I don’t need to be Cinderella
Or to live in a fairy tale
To have a happily ever after
It will be my hopes and dreams I will share

I may not have a horse drawn carriage
Or experience the perfect story book marriage
But what I’ve learned is what I know
You must have Truth, Faith and Understanding-for a love to grow

No stupid jokes
No magic potions
No promises told
That will soon be forgotten

Cinderella can keep her Prince Charming
And the perfect charmed life
When I come across my happily ever after
It will be shared with someone who sees what is inside







Fairy Tales and their Love Stories

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      veronica- you hit the nail on the head. we want to be ourselves and accepted for it. not told that we need to be more-try harder- or do different...just accepted for what we are and who we are right here and now. Thanks for the comment- I am so glad you liked the poem :)

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      rx4u- thanks...what a great compliment to receive from another person/writer on hub pages. I am very happy that you like my writing so much :)

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      Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

      Most of us women are very simple in what we want in a man. I agree with you, we don't want to be Cinderella, we just want a man that is going to be loyal, kind, loving, and who will except us for all our perfections and imperfections.

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      rx4u 6 years ago

      HC- you are amazing! I love your writing. I can't wait to read more!

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      KoffeeKlatch Gals

      Very true... true love has to begin with you and the rest will follow. Thanks for the comment :)

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Beautiful. You don't need a Prince Charming - a perfect man- to be happy. You need yourself and a rergular person to love you.

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      2patricias-

      thanks, and yes-very true a modern day womans fairy tale- based around who she is, not what a prince can make her into :)

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      saleheensblog - thanks for the comment and taking the time to read my work, I am glad that you enjoyed what you found.

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      lorlie- thanks for the compliment- we are certainly capable of happily ever after, with or without a prince :)

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Silver Genes,

      Thanks- that was the first line of the entire poem I wrote and based the rest around, that and I never wanted to be Cinderella :) it surprises me that so many women in this day and age are still searching or waiting for someone to rescue them, rather deciding that they are capable of rescuing themselves.

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Cheeky Girl,

      Thanks! I am glad you liked it...it is for woman who need to know or already know that a man doesnt have to be what makes or breaks our happiness...being happy within in the first part of happily ever after. Thanks again for commenting and reading

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      2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      A lovely poem with beautiful images. This is very much for the modern woman. Congratulations.

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      Laurel Rogers 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Holly, this is as beautiful as you are. Thank you for the reminder that a 'prince' is not necessary in our lives, but lovely cream on top!

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      SilverGenes 6 years ago

      Very well said! It would be so tiring to have to get into situations all the time that require being rescued just to maintain the status quo and fairy godmothers are highly overrated. I especially enjoyed "I don’t need for anyone to stand by me, For me to know who I am".

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      Cassandra Mantis 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Wow, this is totally spellbinding. What a great writer you are. You say it just perfect, and the sentiments are so real, and I just love this! Thanks for a truly awesome hub! :D

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Toby,

      Thanks for the feedback- I truly appreciate you taking the time to read my work...

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      Toby Hansen 6 years ago

      A lovely poem! Thank you for sharing this.

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      acaetnna-

      Thanks for both the comment-and no worries...I do that all the time, lol

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Gypsy48-

      Thanks so much for the comment :)

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Carrie450- Thanks Ma'am, I appreciate the feedback and I am, as always-Glad that you enjoyed the poem.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Sorry please delete this I seem to have pressed the button twice - your poem is truly awesome though.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Loved your poem, simply beautiful. Loved the utube too - great. Thank you.

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      Gypsy48 6 years ago

      Lovely poem.

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Samson1-thanks so much-glad you liked the poem :)

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Cagsil- thanks for the comment-and the compliment- I kept gearing off of Cinderella and onto other fairy tales-had to go back once or twice and rework some lines :)

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      carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      I really enjoyed your poem H.C Porter. It was beautifully written and heartfelt too.

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      Sam 6 years ago from Tennessee

      up & beautiful! Well written, charming expressions and the video confirms, the struggles of life.

      blessings...

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      Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Holly, that was pretty cool. Nice mixture with the story of Cinderella. Thank you very much for sharing. :)

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      AA Zavala- Thanks for the compliment-I am glad that you enjoyed the content :)

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for sharing this beautiful prose.

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      fortunerep

      thanks so much for the encouragement and feedback- I am so glad you enjoyed the poem :)

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      fortunerep 6 years ago from North Carolina

      could not have said it better myself, this is beautiful!

      dori