FAIRY TALE 2000
The precious little princess is out running with the dogs;
She’s had her share of princes, but she’s still kissing frogs.
The Queen is at her mirror, lost in vanity of reflections;
The King is on his cell-phone, making some new connections.
The throne room is in shambles, the dungeons are overfilled-
The rats never hunger, they are fed daily on fresh kill.
They gather at the gallows, preparing for the feast;
They have the royal blessing for disposing of the meat.
How fine the silks and satins spin to music as they dance,
How hypnotic the words of the bard with his talents for romance,
How generously flowing the wine and merriment.
While all of the forgotton suffer from a kingdom negligent.
Off into the forest runs the Unicorn.
His spirit is the purest, for he was never born.
The princess spies his shadow, lifts her head, then blinks and nods-
She’sbeen out chasing dragons and no one seems to find it odd.
Prince Charming brings her White Horse, rides her ’til she drops,
As she lives out a fairy tale that she only wants to STOP!