NaPoWriMo 2015: Cinderella’s Circumstance

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Cinderella’s Circumstance

She was a happy girl, born into a most happy home,
Her golden hair and innocent smile made each day bright.
No one ever dreamed that she would one day be alone,
That her father’s second marriage would put her in a plight.
“Have courage and be kind,” is what her mother had once said,
So everyday, come what may, she did her best to do so.
But ’twas hard to be strong with her mother and father dead,
That she was a servant now would have brought them much sorrow.
But the girl never forgot the lesson her mother taught,
So she was kind even though her stepmother was cruel.
Such difficult circumstances most people would have fought,
But this girl followed every single unfair rule.
Even on her worst day, when everything seemed lost,
With tears in her eyes she took the time to help another.
She gave a beggar kindness and milk, not counting the cost,
Not knowing she was helping her own fairy godmother.
Because she was so nice, her godmother gave her back in kind,
Giving her a gown and carriage to go see her fella.
With her strength, courage, and kindness, true love she did find,
And so ended and began the tale of Cinderella.
©Donna M. Monnig
Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was to write a fourteener, in which every line in the poem is fourteen syllables long. Seeing as such lines lend themselves nicely to poems of narration, I decided to go with a poem inspired by the new Cinderella movie which I absolutely love.  

About Donna M. Monnig

Donna M. Monnig is a published poet, aspiring novelist, freelance writer, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and is a cowgirl at heart.
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3 Responses to NaPoWriMo 2015: Cinderella’s Circumstance

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  2. PrayImagineCreate says:

    You can never go wrong with a Disney princess. Great job, Donna. So looking forward to seeing this movie!!

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    • So glad you liked the poem! And the movie was AMAZING! It was one of the few times I had to splurge and go to the theater, and it was well worth it. The movie had such a good moral story, which Cinderella to start with has a great moral to it, but this movie really illustrated it so well.

      God Bless,


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