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Fairy Tale Reversed

This is the story 
Of a real life fairy tale
Everything so perfect
Everything so right
But like the saying goes
All good things must end
This is the story 
Of a fairy tale reversed

Neither of them looking
But their paths crossed
What started off as friends
Quickly became deeper
They started to share
Started to thaw out
The ice around their hearts
Put there by others

They showed each other
Parts no one has seen
Both saw something amazing
Deep inside each other
Something broken
Something beautiful
They opened up
To let light shine in

They laughed together
They felt real happiness
They healed together
Things dearest to them
They shared together
Both selfless and giving
Both caring and loving
Both scared and trusting

But all good things
Must come to an end
Because things like this
Are too good to be true
And the fairy tale story
Started to unravel 
The fire started to die
The magic starting to fade

She just couldn’t escape 
What others had done
Couldn’t undo the hurt
Couldn’t peel back the layers
That kept the real her
From being able to live life
Couldn’t escape the thought
That he would do the same

She started to struggle
She started to hurt
She couldn’t get past it
So she started hurting him
The one she searched for
All these years
She started hurting him
To deal with her own pain

She tried to convince him
He deserved so much more
That this wasn’t fair to him
That she wasn’t worthy
Of this kindness and love
He started to pull back
She saw it in his eyes
The breaking point is near

After years of searching
For this fairy tale story
Finding, living, loving it
She sabotaged it all
Convinced he would hurt her
Like all the others did
Afraid of failing him 
Afraid of not being good enough

She hurt him a little more
Each time they fought
Thinking she was incapable 
Of being loved like this
She cursed those who made her
Who left her as damaged goods
Now the best thing she ever had
She was pushing away

When the clock strikes 12
He will be leaving her
Taking away the magic
All the memories they shared
The life she dreamed of
Turning back into reality
She had it all in her hands
And she let it slip and fall

A modern day Cinderella
Who made it to the castle
With her fairytale prince
For the happily ever after
For a life she always wanted
Only to lose it all 
Back in rags and soot
Dreaming of what she had and lost

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