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Cinderella Bites Back

Cinderella Bites Back
Joanna Davis


Once upon a story; in a fairy tail
lived a shy and lonely girl
who's friends were Mop and Pail 
She was really quite a clever girl,
but suffered hate and spite
until an invitation came 
and she wished with all her might

‘if only I could go to the ball’
she cried when no one was around
then out of a tiny hole 
she heard  the faintest sound
'Of course you can go to the ball
What makes you think you can't?'
'Just because that witch said no
doesn’t mean you shan’t!' 

'But my dress is in rags
My feet dirty and bare 
There's nothing in my closet
that I could really wear' 
‘Don't worry’ said the little mouse
for I know just the thing
By the time I've finished
you’ll have a wedding ring 

'Oh no’ said Cinderella 
that's not what I had in mind
I was rather hoping for a career;
a chance to serve mankind
The mouse thought for a moment 
sized up her situation
'It’s not a wardrobe you need
but an education'! 

So  when you read this story
or listen to this tale
about a sad and lonely girl
with a mop and pail 
Remember that the dream you wish
or star you hope to find
has always been there with you,
tucked safely in your mind!

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  1. Date: 8/5/2011 3:03:00 PM
    Left me with a big big smile!!! Thanks, I'm definitely favoriting this

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 2:12:00 PM
    hey Jo, nice twist, David

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 1:40:00 PM
    Ah! learnt something new.

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 1:22:00 PM
    Enjoyed this Jo,....Good write on Cinderella..hugs

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 1:19:00 PM
    Wonderful,nice turn on the story,love it!