She Sleeps

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.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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22 Responses to She Sleeps

  1. jdawgswords says:

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

  2. scifihammy says:

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

  3. 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!

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