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Ramblings part 8

by Josephine Mason 3 months ago in surreal poetry

Fairy tales

Ramblings part 8
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Who are fairy tales really for

Children or adults

For children they're stories on morality

Not so much for adults


Growing up means learning that sometimes you have to lie

Sometimes you have to run

Fairy tales present such a black and white picture of morality

In a world full of gray


Fairy tales even the older versions

Are quite sweet compared to real life

Don't ever trust strangers

Unless you're homeless and need help


Don't lie to another

Unless your job you want to keep

Don't half do a job

Unless that's all you can afford


Show courage and strength to the indomitable odds

Never turn your back and run

But running away to live and plan another day

Is a legitimate strategy no matter what anyone else says


Fairy tales are an idealized version of reality

A world we wish we could be in

Because I'd take the simple rules of a fairy tale

Over navigating our world any day

This rambling goes a little weird I realize. This was a thought that popped up as I thought about the boy who cried wolf. Take from it what you will. Because honestly at least in the moment I wrote this I'm not sure what the lesson is. I hope you enjoyed this. If you did then please leave a like, subscribe, and feel free to leave a tip. Till next time.

surreal poetry

Josephine Mason

I write because I'm always drifting off to other lands in my mind. Please subscribe, like, and if I'm doing well please tip. You can buy my first book now at the link below. Available on many ebook platforms. https://books2read.com/u/bQygdE

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