Author Veronica Thornton: No Fairytales


She snapped her fingers and clicked her heels three times

but it wasn’t like the fairy tales and nursery rhymes

no prince came to wake her from a deep slumber

or save her from a wicked witch wanting to put her under

no knight in shining armor

no Frenchman saying Mon Cherie Armor

even though she had that certain je ne sais quoi

her humility only took her so far

never quite getting to the end of the rainbow

even though she followed the yellow brick road

which she foolishly thought was made of gold

until she looked at it closely one day

you could hear the dreams shatter in her mind

tears fell for what she didn’t leave behind

she thought “everything I wished for will never be mine”

her reality was another’s romantic fantasy

never meant to be taken literally

As she gazed off into space

the wind came and smacked her in the face

it made her look at the shapes the clouds created

as they danced across the sky at a slow pace

while the sun seemed to shine right into her soul

making her heart race

as the rays penetrated deep inside

the clouds explained a part she long denied

at that moment the sky started to cry

washing away all fantasies

when the tears stopped dropping

she took a breath and felt free of past fears suddenly

things looked differently than they had in previous years

she didn’t want that prince or that knight she wanted a king

he was the only one suited to treat her right

what she thought was the wicked witch

were just some people trying to scratch an itch

she actually had more than anything that she had wished

so from that point on she paved her own road

and the tracks she left made a rainbow that led straight to a heart of gold.


© Veronica Thornton

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Excerpt from the book “Universal Colloquies Inside of Me”


About the Author

Veronica Thornton a.k.a. Vee was always gifted with the art of verbal and written communication although she was never a big talker yet quite the observer and listener.

Vee currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio is a survivor of domestic violence and mother of two. In her youth she wrote notes to herself and others when she could not verbalize what she was feeling. Many thought her writings to be poetic and inspiring in nature. Her empathetic feelings caused her to keep writing later in life as a way to release all the emotions and questions that were presented to her that otherwise remained nonverbal. While most of her writings remained private it was during her educational pursuits Vee was strongly encouraged to pursue a writing career due to her versatility in topics, styles and ability to articulate her thoughts in a clear, creative yet relatable manner.

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