She Sleeps

sleeping-beauty
Her hair, a fan of gold around her head,
Her gentle breathing a soothing rhythm,
Cheeks pink, her rosebud mouth puckered to kiss,
Waiting for her prince.

One hundred years she’s lain there,
Miraculously protected from the ravages of time.
The castle hidden, overgrown with vegetation,
None have managed to overcome the obstacles.

Until now.
He steps into the chamber,
Tired, bloody and muddy from his battle
With demons engaged to contain The Prize within.

She sleeps, this Beauty of folklore.
His for want of a kiss.
On bended knee, he gently presses his lips to hers.
She wakes.

The metamorphosis was astounding.
nag
WHAT KEPT YOU!!?

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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26 Responses to She Sleeps

  1. jdawgswords says:

    She was a sleeping beauty…doesn’t mean she’s a waking beauty…lol

  2. Bernadette says:

    Too funny👏

  3. scifihammy says:

    hahaha Hilarious! 🙂
    Sometimes it is best to let sleeping ‘dogs’ lie! 🙂

  4. colinandray says:

    “Is it you?” she says “My handsome prince?”
    I’ve been dreaming of you
    I’ll be back in a minute so do please wait
    Must check if my pee is still blue!

  5. Reblogged this on pensitivity101 and commented:

    Thought we could do with some humour, so I’m reblogging this post and the sequel as my Halloween contributions

  6. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely love the twist in the tail 🕷️🌹💜

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