Sleeping Beauty   2 comments


by Elizabeth Huff

She hides her face in restless sleep.

Uneasy dreams haunt her thoughts.

Her prince still fights outside the keep,

to make it to his love long-lost.

Inside only mice would dare to peek,

in empty rooms and shadowed halls.

The dragon steps forward to block his way.

The prince draws shiny, stainless steel.

A lunge, a parry, a horse’s neigh,

and a dragon’s last dying squeal.

Only a few obstacles between them lay,

and then, at last, a chance to heal.

He comes upon a wall of thorns,

too high to climb, too thick to pass.

Again he draws the weapon borne

through so much strife and tragic last

times, for which innocents mourn.

Sad victims who do not fight the past.

The sword strikes upon the tangled vine,

and magic makes it heavily rust.

The thorns mark skin dark with grime.

Gone his chance to do what he must.

And drunk with poison, he feels his time.

Another corpse lies in the dust.

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Posted April 7, 2012 by Elizabeth Huff in Poetry

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