Once upon a time

Once upon a time she dream’d of unicorns and dragons.

She danced with wolves and screamed with eagles.

Her elvish sword sharp and bright as her words and wit.

 

Once upon a time she wove a world of dreams and magic.

She raced dark horses through the night and raven sang.

Her magic torques gleamed with green and cold silver.

 

Once upon a time she sought a mate for a warrior queen.

She searched the land for a knight a shining and riding.

Her dreams weaving him from strands of red gold hair.

 

Once upon a time she had wildish lands and creatures.

She cared for them, and they protected her brave and well.

Her world had a fantastic balance between dark and light.

 

Once upon a time she missed her turn down the rabbit hole,

she ended up here, saved from a doofus in tinfoil by a

farmer king, armed with dark eyes and a loving heart.

 

Once upon a time she thought no more gifts could come.

She carried one beneath her heart and he became her joy.

Her world became complete when she saw her smile in their eyes.

 

Once upon a time she ached for a dragon night flight.

She soaked in the tub, sat by the fire and was shocked.

Her life, in both realms, had magic and power. Complete.

 

For the Faery Tale (Once upon a time) prompt at dVerse.

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. zongrik said,

    March 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    so in other words…being a writer completes your fantasy life 🙂

    once upon a polar bear

    • shanyns said,

      March 19, 2012 at 12:45 am

      Something like that! 🙂 I think my fantasy life is complete because of the wholeness of my ‘real’ life! They are braided together. Thanks for coming by.

  2. brian miller said,

    March 19, 2012 at 1:36 am

    smiles….love that contentment…in both worlds…and yes there is power in both…i still dream for riding a dragon though…

    • shanyns said,

      March 19, 2012 at 2:05 am

      Brian – I am going to be asking God for a dragon ride my first day in Heaven for SURE! Wanna get in line with me and my friends? Thanks for coming by, and I’m so glad you enjoyed the read.

  3. Zoe Beringer said,

    March 19, 2012 at 4:08 am

    This is just delightful!!! I was completely carried away by the dream section of repeating structure enhanced by beautiful imagery. The final two stanzas, though, just resonated powerfully. The final twist finished the whole thing off just perfectly.

    • shanyns said,

      March 19, 2012 at 4:21 am

      Zoe – thank you! 🙂 I’m so pleased you enjoyed your read, and I appreciate your comment too! 🙂 Thought you would like the closing twist.

  4. claudia said,

    March 19, 2012 at 4:59 am

    now this is magical indeed…and it’s this special sort of magic of a life complete and without regrets and the magic of love….i like…

    • shanyns said,

      March 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Claudia – thank you! 🙂 I really love your comment. So glad you stopped by.

  5. March 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Yes, they are all braided together, aren’t they! Lovely tale.

    • shanyns said,

      March 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks! Glad you stopped by and enjoyed the read.

  6. Raven said,

    March 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    What a beautiful tale … and of course “Raven sang.” 😉

    • shanyns said,

      March 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Raven – yes our ravens do play, sing and talk! Couldn’t have a ‘Once Upon A Time’ without them! Thanks for stopping by, glad you enjoyed the poem.

  7. wolfsrosebud said,

    March 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    loved the twist of the rabbit hole…

    • shanyns said,

      March 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      I thought you might enjoy that! So glad you stopped by.

  8. booguloo said,

    March 20, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Being completely satisfied with both your writing world and life is a precious gift. Try to enjoy this as long as you can.

    • shanyns said,

      March 21, 2012 at 2:16 am

      I will enjoy it, it is wonderful! Thanks for coming by…

  9. Anthony said,

    March 21, 2012 at 3:31 am

    I think most of us dreamed of riding dragons when we were young—well, at least if we read the ‘Dragonlance’ series.


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