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A Cinderella Love

For one enchanted night, I was Cinderella at the ball. No fairy godmother did I have to fashion for me a fancy gown or to see me off that night in a golden carriage, and yet I knew . . . at last there had arrived all that I’d ever longed for. The young man of my dreams appeared as if by magic the week before I turned seventeen. I was working in the lowly job of convenience store cashier when I saw beyond me, his warm, chocolate eyes flirting with me! I sneaked peeks at him from my station at the cash register, watching him as he was sneaking peeks at me! There he stood near the frozen foods aisle -the handsome Canadian who would soon reveal to me in conversation a beautifully sexy French accent. As we chatted, I imagined myself a Cinderella who had been missing her other glass slipper. At last my prince had arrived! What joy flooded my spirit when by the end of the week, he placed that coveted glass slipper on my foot, for I was the girl he chose among all the others he had met in his brief stay in my city to be with him before he went away. The stuff of fairy tales does not compare to what ensued when my tall, dark, handsome prince asked me out on a date that last weekend of August. Summer winked goodbye right before my September birthday, and in the most indelible sweet summer ending of all my youth, I was Cinderella as my prince most charming asked, “Will you be mine?” Jan. 8, 2022 for the Be Mine Poetry Contest of Regina McIntosh March 16, 2022 for A Brian Strand 1090 Poetry Contest

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Date: 3/17/2022 10:05:00 PM
"As we chatted, I imagined myself a Cinderella who had been missing her other glass slipper" - beautiful experience. Narrated nicely. Congratulations!
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Date: 1/20/2022 3:34:00 AM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing this. God bless you.
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Date: 1/19/2022 6:57:00 AM
"I was Cinderella as my prince most charming asked, “Will you be mine?” - Indeed, a Cinderella Love, yet true. Congratulations!
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Date: 1/19/2022 6:55:00 AM
Andrea, I am happy to see this gem take a high placement in Gina’s contest. Back to offer my congrats. blessings xxoo
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Date: 1/19/2022 3:58:00 AM
Simply beautiful. I love it. Congrats and God bless you sweet friend. Love, Gina
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Date: 1/10/2022 8:10:00 AM
May you never lose your glass slipper or your prince charming.
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Date: 1/9/2022 11:57:00 PM
A lovely story of young romance, Andrea, I love the story of Cinderella and loved your poem too, it has all the elements of a fantastical magic fairy-tale:)
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Date: 1/9/2022 11:41:00 PM
This is a dream come true, happily ever after story, Andrea. Wow!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 1/11/2022 3:59:00 PM
not really but it was nice while it lasted!
Date: 1/9/2022 11:01:00 PM
A true sweet-sixteen fairy tale come true! I always love the romantic way you weave your accounts of young love. I love your line 'Summer winked goodbye' and your allusion to the Cinderella story (with a happier ending than Cinder Girl).
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 1/11/2022 3:57:00 PM
thanks, John, hard to imagine that most of my love poems from my youth center around this ONE short period of time!!!
Date: 1/9/2022 10:58:00 AM
I too met a prince charming that seemed perfect at the age of 17. Unfortunately , he turned out to be gay! We are still friends today but he is married to Steve and I am married to Wayne. Very well done, good luck in the contest! Grace D
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Date: 1/9/2022 8:45:00 AM
A dream that never dies.
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Date: 1/9/2022 5:09:00 AM
A lovely fairy tale my friend and a real fairy tale ending - young love so romantic, so enthralling and it always seems that you are the only one who has found true everlasting love. You describe your young Summer love so deliciously! Hugs and blessings dear friend, Jennifer.
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Date: 1/9/2022 4:32:00 AM
Aah such a lovely, sweet poem. Great memories
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Date: 1/8/2022 6:01:00 AM
Sweet Cinderella love story, Andrea. I feel the joy still exuding through your words.
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Date: 1/8/2022 4:15:00 AM
Very nice retro look at the start of a love story...Delice
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Date: 1/8/2022 3:10:00 AM
You never forget those happy times of your youth Andrea. Tom
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Date: 1/8/2022 1:06:00 AM
Who has not met someone of his dreams in his youth. I have an unposted poem on it but it is too sad to post in these festive days. Hugs.
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Date: 1/7/2022 11:59:00 PM
I love the telling of this story Andrea. I too met someone when I was 17 in the supermarket. I wrote about it recently. We never forget those times when someone makes us feel so special no matter how many years go by. I think Gina will love this too. Blessings xxoo
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