Breaking Point 

They’ve gone wild
(these wayward princesses),
bored of bibbidi-bobbidi boo,
tired of titles and 
weary of woo. 

They’ve decided to 
break it all down 
lose the shoes 
and crack their crowns 
into a mosaic of glitterglee. 

The world shines better 
broken. Spoken. Free.

It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse and I’m hosting. Come play!


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33 Responses to Breaking Point 

  1. I love love love this – the wordplay, the whimsy, the final freedom, it’s totally glittergleeful! I wish I could play like this.

  2. fireblossom32 says:

    I call calloo callay to this poem today.

  3. I love it, and it seems like being a princess is not all that fun… so much more fun with glitter when broken.

  4. Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit says:

    This form is wonderful to play with, as you did, they crack their crowns, into mosaics, and then the last 2 lines – brilliant, those last 3 words…

  5. merrildsmith says:

    I love this, De! The way it flows, the wordplay–and most of all the way they break free. 😀

  6. calmkate says:

    love the fun flow here … shame you didn’t advice Princess Di, she might still be alive 🙂

  7. Gillena Cox says:

    Nice one


  8. Shawna says:

    I love how your title could secretly be “breaking pointe”—as in, ballet slippers.

  9. Ron. says:

    Oooo Tres Musicale, DJ. Great stuff. Thanks.
    And thanks for hosting the cool prompt.

  10. rothpoetry says:

    Relaxed seems always more comfortable than stiff and formal! A fun poem De!

  11. A masterful piece! Fun, poignant, and pleasing to the ears.

  12. robtkistner says:

    This piece soars in loop d’loops. Buoyant and effervescent — great fun for the tongue De! 🙂

  13. dorahak says:

    Love the whimsy and the glee of their freedom!

  14. Carrie V. H. says:

    This is a wonderful delight De with a lovely message! Thank you so much for hosting and this gem of a poem!

  15. Loved the last stanza.

  16. Dale says:

    And this is why you are whimsygizmo! This was delightful!

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  18. Truedessa says:

    There is freedom in that broken crown.

  19. Teresa says:

    I love this! Fun with a great message.

  20. K.Hartless says:

    It’s like you waved a word wand and set us all free to shatter, share, and collaborate with our crowns. Thanks for hosting. Your quadrille topic and your personal response are equally magical.

  21. Raivenne says:

    Oh brava! Brava! Girl power and glitterglee! I adore this.

  22. So many crowns and accolades we’d be better without. You send the message with a light touch.

  23. Damn straight, De! BTW, my six-year-old has watched all of the Disney princess movies with us, and we’ve discussed the evolution of Disney princess culture with her, as its changed over the decades… She’s a very empowered six-year-old princess 😀


  24. writingwhatnots says:

    Fabulously done. Break the mould, get on with life!

  25. The rhythm of this one was just intoxicating!

  26. danadampier says:

    I could totally understand how a princess would want to go rogue for a day! Love it!

  27. lillian says:

    Crack their crowns into a mosaic of glitter glees….LUV IT!

  28. memadtwo says:

    Much better. As always, wonderful wordplay. (K)

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