With a gait so heavenly,
She drifted near me.
An angel without parallel,
The moon reflecting her beauty.
We danced, weaving out of time,
And in that short eternity,
You were only mine.
And then struck the bell,
Disenchanting you from the spell.
And as you turned to flee,
My heaven was razed to hell.
The candlelight flickered,
The wick all but burnt.
Darkness, my shouts went unheard.
Cinderella, you were scared.
And though you wanted to stay,
You didn't want me to see, as you turned
From a princess to a maid.
But hear the truth - I am unhindered,
For I fell in love, when I saw you,
As "Ella who worked with the cinders".
I always thought that Cinderella deserved so much more than a man hunting her out , literally to marry her . I thought she just wanted a day off - a day to have fun which accidentally got interpreted as wanting the burden of being married. I’ve always doubted that she ever wanted to marry the prince - she wanted to go to the ball . In my book that’s a carriage, a pretty dress, good shoes and looking gorgeous to have a good time not arriving home with a stalker at your heels in the most literal way. Did anyone bother asking her if she wanted to marry that stalker ?
I want to rewrite Cinderella as a strong woman with self worth and a say in her own destiny .
This is her new story .
By the hearth she sat alone
Finally done for the day, sipping tea
When she heard a banging on the front door
And wondered who it could be
They were here for the slipper to fit a foot
And the girl to whom the foot belonged
Her stepmother quickly presented her daughters
And when deemed unfit, told the soldiers to move on
Downstairs, covered in sooth and sweat
She sighed and breathed anew
No fairy Godmother could ever convince her to
Make that silly prince her boo
Her stepmother thought she’d want to go from a prison to another
That a feeble heart captured by a pretty facade stood a chance
Mused Cinderella as she smiled to herself
For all she’d asked for was an evening out......
And for a dance
When she heard the guards leave
She breathed a sigh of relief
And poured another cup of steaming hot tea
Happy that she’d been left in peace