I Don't Want to be a Princess

A Poem By Erin // 1/2/2015

I am not a princess
I have no desire to be
I do not need a man to save me
I am capable of so much more
Than floundering and wishing
For someone to love me
I am intelligent, not just beautiful
I don't need validation of that
It breaks my heart when girls
Wish that they were Cinderella
Waiting humbly until she was
Beautiful enough to be noticed by a prince
Or Ariel, who gave up her VOICE,
Her tail, her entire self
To be with a man she barely knew
Or Sleeping Beauty, who was awoken
By a strange man's lips
This is not life, this is not love
We are capable of so much better
Than lovelorn schoolgirl dreams.

Comments

Happy new year to you

Happy new year to you too!!!!! Lovely poem! :)

Damaris Ann | Fri, 01/02/2015

"It is the small temptations which undermine integrity unless we watch and pray and never think them too trivial to be resisted."
-Luisa May Alcott

I love this SO MUCH. Yes,

I love this SO MUCH. Yes, yes, YES! Live for yourself, not for someone else.

Madeline | Fri, 01/02/2015

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

I'm glad y'all like it! I'm

I'm glad y'all like it! I'm irritated by the idea of victimized, lovelorn women portrayed in movies. And in books, for that matter. Haha, I'm slowly becoming a feminist!

Erin | Sat, 01/03/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

LOVE!!! This is so absolutely

LOVE!!! This is so absolutely perfect and I felt completely the same way, wow! I loved how you capitalized "VOICE" because that really is serious! Love! Love! Love!

Kassady | Tue, 01/06/2015

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
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Write On!

Thank you! I'm glad you liked

Thank you! I'm glad you liked the capitalization. I wasn't sure if I should leave it like that or not.

Erin | Tue, 01/06/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

:)

I found this funny, because my actual job is to be Cinderella, haha...
And happy new year to you!

Maddi | Wed, 01/21/2015

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Thanks! And thank you for all

Thanks! And thank you for all of your comments! I was happy to see that you had even gone back to read one again, that's a big compliment to me. :)

Erin | Thu, 01/22/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

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