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Having a Ball

Cinderella maintained
the everyday chores:                      

- the cooking.  
- the cleaning.                             

She scrubbed all the floors -              

- she polished the silver.   
- she sewed and                            

- she shopped.                                                          

She’d shovel the snow                     
(when the temperature dropped).          

Managed the finances -                    

- paid all the bills. 
- sustained seven children                    

- and Prince Charming's ills.              

Cinderella realized that 
things can go wrong:                     

- when happily ever after                  

doesn’t last...very long.

Copyright © John Heck

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  1. Date: 12/28/2012 9:25:00 PM
    John, a wonderful win..pd

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 4:08:00 PM
    how true it is, lol

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 4:45:00 PM
    Well, that list says a lot. There are probably a lot of Cinderellas around. I love it. Congratulations on your Honorable Mention.

  1. Date: 2/6/2009 7:59:00 PM
    delightful and such a wonderful play on Cinderella!

  1. Date: 1/27/2009 1:36:00 PM
    lol this is great! a nice twist to the fairytale...enjoyed it lotz..thanx for all your comments.*Maryam

  1. Date: 12/12/2008 9:53:00 AM
    A tad cynical are we? This is great and made me smile in amusement. Good one. Love Heidie

  1. Date: 12/1/2008 5:06:00 PM
    Great poem John. Its sounds like there are superwomen in fairytale land too. Thanks for your comments and congratulations. I really appreciate your time. ~Des Juan

  1. Date: 11/30/2008 3:10:00 PM
    Thanks for making me smile. Great read!

  1. Date: 11/30/2008 11:27:00 AM
    A very well written list poem written within fairy tale realm and taken into real life so many people nowadays want to live in a fairy tale but life soon takes hold,of realization,,life is what you make of it,, again thank you for reading and leaving a comment upon my poem,,,blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 12:55:00 PM
    Very fun list poem, and congratulations on your win in Kristen's contest!

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 12:48:00 PM
    I enjoyed this very much the first time I read it, and it is so worthy to be a winner in the contest! This was such a fun one to read! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 11/18/2008 7:51:00 AM
    John that was pure genius - I would have never thought of it - Congrats on placing in the contest, God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 11/18/2008 5:46:00 AM
    Glad I read this again. I knew it would place the minute I read it the first time. Love it! Sooo funny. Congrats on placing in Kristens contest. Love Christie

  1. Date: 11/18/2008 5:09:00 AM
    Congrats John on placing in Kristin's contest! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/18/2008 3:18:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Kristin's contest.rgds Brian

  1. Date: 11/15/2008 9:01:00 AM
    Thank you so much for recognizing and placing me in your Nonet contest, John! I am flattered and honored to be among the other gifted poets. This poem for the List contest, had me smiling the first time I read it, and I'm enjoying it all over again! Good luck with this one and all the others in the future! Thank you very much!! Carrie

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 3:00:00 PM
    John this poem is truly excellent - In my life I have learned happily ever after is but a frame of mind - John I wanted to tell you that I was very moved by your comment on my "Nonet" - You made me feel very proud and honored - Than You & God Bless, Michael

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 12:45:00 PM
    Love this John! This should be a winner in the contest...very clever! ~ Carrie (This is a fairy tale story that I can relate to. Excuse me...Need to put in another load of laundry!

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 6:06:00 AM
    Another clever write. Loved the use of Cinderella in the write. She was so unappreciated back then and is still unappreciated today. Great work.

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 4:40:00 AM
    Especially as it's nearly MID-NIGHT !!! OHHH that damned pumpkin .. Now where did I put those slippers ... Buttons !!! Where are you ...