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Searching for Prince Charming - Ballade

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Searching for Prince Charming - Ballade

Was it loneliness that convinced me to pursue
Yet one more futile try, another mismatched mate
The years pass quickly and the choices become few
On eligibility’s scale I fail to rate
A magical connection I cannot create
My heart grows fatigued, a feeling so alarming
Should I place my future hopes in the hands of fate
Many are alone; where do you hide, Prince Charming
I’m weary of searching yet feel I must renew
The “frogs” say it’s my fault, but I recriminate
I only kiss them hoping my dreams would come true
No princes emerge; they only retaliate
By leaving me alone on weekends with no date
Do they realize it’s my ego they’re harming
Happily ever after endings I inflate
Many are alone; where do you hide, Prince Charming
For years I’ve sought you out and now I think I’m through
This path I have traveled I am forced to negate
Just like the fly that escaped when the frog’s tongue flew
Blessings of solitude I once did understate
So now I’ll just accept this solitary state
A stone fortress around my heart I’m now arming
The seasons have flown past and I fear it’s now too late
Many are alone; where do you hide, Prince Charming
Efforts expended but results do not equate
I realize it’s only myself I’ve been harming
No longer will I ask, questioning does abate
Many are alone; where do you hide, Prince Charming

Copyright © Diane Locksley

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  1. Date: 3/13/2011 1:58:00 PM
    I'm with YOU, boy is this hard going or what LOL and after a bit as you say perhaps "company?" is not all it's cracked up to be!BIG HUGS!! Congrad's on a fine fine write! Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 8:25:00 PM
    of shining mythic grandeur, caryl... a well-deserved high win in the contest..:) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 5:55:00 PM
    An absolutely superb write. Congratulations on winning in the contest.

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 4:18:00 PM
    A wonderful write. Congratulations on your third place win with this lovely Ballade. Caryl

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 2:15:00 PM
    wow, I really love this one. And that was cool to make it TO a Prince Charming. THis one had a modern quality to it which made it very readable! Congratulations. Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 1:26:00 PM
    Though you have used Prince in the refrain but it's quite lovely modern ballade, Congrats on your third place win, Diane

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 9:13:00 AM
    Oh this is a classic Diane. Enjoyed this so much. Congratulations on your win in Catie's contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 8:42:00 AM
    This is so enchanting. Congratulations on another win with this great ballade. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 8:28:00 AM
    Loved this Ballade the first time I read it, dear Diane. Many congrat's on your BIG WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 7:53:00 AM
    Yes indeed, they seem to have dwindled in numbers. Congratulations LDiane. This was charming. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 7:13:00 AM
    Congrats Diane on your big win in Catie's contest with this great Ballade.. enjoy luv..

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 5:26:00 AM
    A brilliant piece of writing and expressions full of hopes and despairs. Its a gem you have created and a very well deserving win in the contest. It was a pleasure reading this lovely poem full of emotions. Love and best wishes always....Ravindra....Diane Locksley

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 2:33:00 PM
    Terrific Ballade Diane. It reminded me of the song "Prince Charming" by Adam and the Ants....:)

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 12:48:00 PM
    Very good peice. I can feel the emotion in your words. I think the majority of people have felt this way at some point in their lives.

  1. Date: 3/1/2011 12:31:00 AM
    Very creative Diane. Wonderful Ballade. Lainie

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 6:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in John's contest Diane. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 5:13:00 PM
    Brilliant Ballade, Diane. Such a difficult form to do and you have mastered it. Many congrat's on your FIRST PLACE WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 1:23:00 PM
    Diane congratulations on your win in John's contest, love Wilma

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 11:26:00 AM
    Congrats on your win with this wonderful piece. I enjoyed the read. Caryl

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 9:31:00 AM
    Super congrats on this very moving ballade, Diane-- this was a wonderful take on the form-- way to go :)