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Below is the poem entitled Cinderella which was written by poet Tim Ryerson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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He has learned to earn joy from paying sorrow's fee
He has learned to turn and fight and never to flee
He has cast off the burden of false royalty
Dropped at low-tide to be swept out to sea
His bended back straightens to a minute degree
He walks a bit taller, a better man to be
With nothing to lose now, with no guarantee
A battle-scarred prince bows to one helpless knee
At last feeling worthy to request it of thee
To slip on your slipper, it fits, you will see

Footnote: It DID fit and she said yes!

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  1. Date: 9/30/2014 1:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with this lovely poem Tim

  1. Date: 9/28/2014 6:23:00 AM
    - Tim, congrats with your winning poem - A wonderful 1st place !!! - Enjoy reading it - Have a nice Sunday. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/28/2014 5:46:00 AM
    You are lucky to have a good wife, congrats on the win, Tim

  1. Date: 9/27/2014 11:17:00 AM
    Thank you for entering my contest!

  1. Date: 9/27/2014 10:51:00 AM
    Excellent write Tim! Congrats on super win!

  1. Date: 9/27/2014 10:15:00 AM
    Excellent write Tim. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 9/27/2014 8:42:00 AM
    so she found her prince charming - lovely write Tim - many congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 10:28:00 AM
    now THIS man sounds like my kind of PRINCE. Love this, Tim. It's one of the best on the list. Congrats to you.

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 4:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot once again Tim xx

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 9:36:00 PM
    Adorable. Many congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 8:52:00 PM
    Tim, congratulations in the Skat, contest. Take Care PD

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 7:25:00 PM
    Congratulations ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 3:23:00 PM
    Hi,Tim your poem is so sweet!Today I'm reading poems from my aunt PD's account, hope you don't mind. Sincerely pd's niece SYLVIA:]

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 6:21:00 AM
    "I wrote one bout' cinderella too, funny running in to this one, tonight I liked it..Carma"

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 7:56:00 PM
    Tim, thank you for posting the simple tale of Cinder, through a poem,, enjoyed reading it tonight,,pd