It wasn’t an easy life
Morning till night spent in labour
Fetch this, fetch that,
The words repeated endlessly
There was no let up.
Despite her best efforts
Nothing was ever good enough
Always fault was found in everything she did
Ridiculed by the masters
Constantly told her worth was zero
And the threat of expulsion
Hung over her head.
One day the chance to escape presented itself
It meant a struggle
Bravery had to be summoned
Never before had she attempted to defy
To step away from what she believed was her responsibility
But her tether had been stretched just too far
So, she set off, anything had to be better than where she was.
Society called her every name
Ungrateful, wasteful, disgraceful,
But she trudged on
The mud of the past began to slip slowly from her,
Each step she felt the cleansing
Finally, a hand appeared, lifted her up
The handsome prince looked into eyes
“The future,” he said, “begins from this moment.”
Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2019/11/18/what-do-you-see-4/
A wonderful story, Michael. Fairytale endings do exist in life. Thanks for joining in the prompt.
Thanks Sadje great image you selected
Thanks! It was something unique. I plan to share its background in the roundup.
I have shared your post in my blog. The reblog button was not working for me.
Michael! What a beautiful take. I applaud your vision…
First was that hard-driving rhythm, inexorable. Then that beautiful ending. Unexpected. Touching something… deep. Yea, a likeable tale. 🙂
This is terrific Michael!
Hooray! A happy ending 🙂 like all good fairy tales!
As it should be Chris…thanks for stopping by.