A Modern Fairytale
by Megan Langley
There once was a princess all dressed in blue;
Though she was quite lovely, she didn’t have a clue.
Down to her bosom her blonde locks did flow;
You’d be surprised to discover she was lacking a beau.
But gentlemen today desire a woman with a brain,
Not one who merely possesses the quality of being vane.
So unfortunate she was to have such flawless skin;
Maybe without it, she’d have her choice of men.
As it turns out, her luscious lips caused quite the hindrance,
For it drew men’s attention to a mouth that spewed worthless nonsense.
Her dainty little feet were perfect for a gift of glass slippers;
Yet, her date would rather her use them to depart lest the evening gets worse.
So even if you are a pretty princess dressed in a variety of blues,
You’d better learn a lesson before your egotistical stupidity ensues.
Author's Note: I was hoping to create a silly little fairytale in which beauty didn't matter and intelligence actually did...
Posted on 08/24/2010
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