From a Storybook Ending to the Start of a New Life
As storm subsides, they join to see
their journey's end begins to be
another chapter yet to read
long after reader's minds are freed.
The heroine takes up his hand,
those villains driven from the land.
The prince now safe. Her kingdom won.
New love declared. That rising sun.
For storybooks, a proper end,
but, standing there, they comprehend:
no fables here, and now they start
to tighten grips, sigh deep, take heart
from all their hard-fought victories,
all they witnessed. Guarantees?
None, of course! An honest tale.
No fictions where truth must prevail.
From a Storybook Ending to the Start of a New Life © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.
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Submitted: May 9, 2019