Writer Highlight Featuring: Tamsen Grace








This Princess Saved Herself


Do words really

soften the blow?

I have some words for you…

The world exists

in abstract contradictions.

Love hurts.

Why we want

what we can’t have,

or crave what hurts us.

Glass slippers

always pinch your toes.

Before the happily ever after comes,

You’re chased by huntsmen

who want to cut out your heart,

Or bad, bad wolves

with words to try to

beat you down,

Words they use as blows.

Blows they use as words,

to tell you lies about yourself.

Cupid can shoot poison arrows

that pierce your heart,

that makes a cancer grow.

I thought the prince would come and save me,

but I think he is still looking

for the right words

to sweep me off my feet.

So despite my throbbing toes,

this princess saved herself.


© Tamsen Grace 2016

Response to our Inspiration Call on May 17th, 2016


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