Once upon a modern time,
In a land that never was;
A lovely princess (aren’t they all?)
Was doing what a princess does.
She was sitting by her window,
In a castle so hard to find,
Sighing the way that princesses do,
And bored out of her mind.
The princess was madly hoping,
Someone would find her there;
A prince, a knight, any guy at all,
She uttered a silent prayer.
“I just want to be like other girls,
“Who party and dance all night;
“Go out to clubs where I’d smoke and drink,
“And not return till light.”
She swiped her tindr app and found,
A handsome looking knight;
They made a date, he said he’d come,
And rescue her that night.
The princess donned her sparkliest dress,
And her highest platform shoes;
She waited and waited anxiously,
Hoping it wasn’t a ruse.
The sound of heavy horsepower,
Was music to her ear;
Her handsome knight was coming,
“Hey, Princess, whassup?” he asked her;
As from his big Harley he jumped
“I think you’d better change your clothes,
You need to wear leather…get pumped!”
OMG, she thought, who is this jerk?
I have to think real fast;
“Gee, Hon, you’d better ride away,
Or you’ll hear Dad’s shotgun blast.”
Her words struck home…that’s all it took,
For the knight to jump back on;
And ride his Harley from whence he came;
The princess was left alone.
Rather than take another chance,
She went and asked her father;
Consult your friends and find me a man,
So I won’t have to bother.
If you were hoping all would end well,
Then you’re seriously mistaken;
That only happens in fairy tales,
In this case I would be faking.
Her father, the king, married her off,
To his best friend’s stupid son;
Her life was dull and dreary,
Every so often when she’s really depressed,
The princess thinks of her knight;
And wonders if she’d left with him,
Would her life have worked out right?
But this is a modern fairy tale,
No princes arrive ‘round the bend;
No knights run off with the king’s darling girl,
And the end is just THE END.
© Alice Magraine - Summerlin's Writers and Poets Workshop - Las Vegas, NV.
Scan down to read up to forty original comedy short stories and poems. Enjoy a few laugh on us.
Also visit our Summerlin's Blog: