So You Think You Want to Learn How to Do the Happily Ever After, The End Part



Today is a day in which
I am weary, too worn to play
my storied songs.

You can take one and run
with it, if you wish. In fact,

Do.

Scoop it up and wear
it ’round your neck,
a melody medallion.
Steed your stallion
to flee, free of these
twisted trees.

Crack the earth open
with your own quill, spell,
sword. Drive it deep, where
no one can dislodge it from
its sacred stone.

Pocket what you find –
pebbles, breadcrumbs,
beans. Unearth your own
magic.

………..I’m spent
…………of mine.

 

..
Prompted by Quickly in September, day 26.

 

 

 

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7 Responses to So You Think You Want to Learn How to Do the Happily Ever After, The End Part

  1. julespaige says:

    Noooo… never. May your ink well ne’r run dry.

    I saw on of those ancient alien shows that implied King Arthur had sophisticated technical help that would only allow him to withdraw the stone. Like the new cars now that start with your digitized finger print.

  2. Misky says:

    This is utterly coloured through and through with sadness. What’s up, De?

  3. Sending love and light…and more love…this poem is gorgeous.

    This:

    “Crack the earth open
    with your own quill, spell,
    sword. Drive it deep, where
    no one can dislodge it from
    its sacred stone.”

    I feel that portion.

  4. “The End Part” – Now, did I miss Part I and Part II? Oh, Geez, now I’ll never get it right 🙂
    Today is the day in which – today is the day for a sandwich – today is the day to dress as a witch – today is the day to wish for a wish: that I would get the whole story and all the secrets on happily ever after!

  5. Shawna says:

    Oh, wow. I LOVE the ending and “Crack the earth open with your own quill.” Of course, I read the title as a spinoff of my favorite TV show, So You Think You Can Dance. 🙂

    I can’t wait to run with something. Off to pick one out! You should do the same. Have a conversation with yourself via poems. Old De, from a few years ago, and De today.

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