Fairy tales always have a happy ending. We grow up reading fairy tale romances and thinking of our prince in the shining armor. But love is just a mirage. Love is a disillusionment which leaves us broken-hearted.
And they lived happily ever after…
Yes, I believed it happens that way
Just like in the fairy tales granny used to tell every night
A prince charming in shining armor
Love at first night and the happy endings.
I believed in Cinderella and in Snow-White
In the prince who resurrects the sleeping beauty
In the kiss that transforms the frog into the handsome prince
And in the pure love that transformed the beast.
Yes, I believed in it all-
The beauty and magic of love!
But those were fairy tales
And fairies don’t exist!
Happily ever after is a mirage
And true love is nothing but a poet’s dream.
Yes, nothing but a figment of imagination
Just like the prince on white horse from the far-off lands.
Betrayals and lies, bitterness and scars
Forgotten are the promises of the moon and the stars
Jolted out of reverie, reality stares in face
And life is now a series of endless compromises.
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