#NaPoWriMo Day Eleven – “Unrealistic Expectations”

A little girl waited for her “true love”

Studied her reflection in the mirror

She hoped to be as lucky as Jasmine

Happy ever after was her future.

Like the caterpillar in the oak tree

She grew into a pretty butterfly

But her one true love she still searched for

she concluded Sir Walt Disney had lied.

Instead, she wandered the world like Alice

created realities of her own.

She painted with her words; coloured the wind

She flew far far away from her home.

Just like Elsa she dreamt of letting go

All her skeletons fallen and broken

She sailed along life’s crooked road, in summer

Young and free, she left no words unspoken.

Once upon a time there was a young girl

who dreamed of meeting her one true guy.

Now there is a woman weathered by life

and beneath an old oak tree, is where she lies.

5 thoughts on “#NaPoWriMo Day Eleven – “Unrealistic Expectations”

  1. Miss Lou says:

    Beautifully written – and #Sobering!!

    I recall the time I had dreams of my one true love…

    Johnny Depp.

    Oh. My Goodness…

    With age, I suppose I no longer think Johnny Depp is going to rescue me from a buncha hoodlums on 21 jump street… then whisk me away so we can get married and live happily ever after,,,

    And right now I am more focused on raising my children, which I made the decision to do as a single parent after leaving their father who struggled painfully with alcoholism for so many years.

    Funny how we imagine things, and how they turn out…


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