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Don't keep holding onto me, Dad. Let me go.
I didn’t think you’d meant that you’d
take me away and lock me up in a tower.
But it was all ok, cuz you were my daddy
and I was your little girl. And you loved me.
I watched from above as you fought with
my brother, the prince. I saw the fighting,
heard the screaming and harsh words and I
thought, that’ll never be me because
Daddy loves me.
And one day, I thought, my Prince Charming in shining armor
would come riding up on his white horse and
you would unlock my door and let me out in the world
and he and I would fall in love and it would all be
But my Prince Charming was a Prince in Shining
Tin Foil, and instead of a white horse he only had
his own to feet to walk on.
But it was all ok, cuz he was my Prince Charming
and I was his princess. And he loved me.
Only you didn’t like my Prince Charming.
Tin Foil wasn’t good enough for your princess,
And because you were my Daddy and I loved you,
I tried to listen and be a good girl and stay in my tower
and follow your rules, but it wasn’t good enough for you.
Instead, you posted a guard by my door and
never let me out.
If you hadn’t tried to control me more, maybe
I would have listened. Maybe
I would have stayed in my tower and been
One day, you came to my tower,
and the door was unlocked and
the guard was dead on the floor and
I and my Prince in Shining Tin Foil were