She’s No Disney Princess

And through all my jadedness
and confessed intimacy
with shadows,
I believe in love,
and believe
it transforms from within
like benign poison,
like surgery on the soul,
crafting miracles and open doors
where the limits of the body
and the incarnations of fears
have put up defenses for walls,
and the way love
makes us see what we see
that is otherwise ordinary
is a mirror,
and we are everything that
we’ve never noticed about
the world before,

and I believe chance is
love’s fairy godmother in disguise

for we all have broken parts
that will never be repaired
even by all the magic
romance and second chances
have to offer; we can only
dance around them
accompanied by music
that doesn’t really last
and they will come to overtake us
and clothe us back
in tattered rags and
sooty memories
at the stroke of midnight.
But love that is true
has always been our birthright,
and fits like a glove the hand
that in turns brandishes the flaws
and casually covers them
with hopes of a happy ending
and the dance is always
a dance worth remembering

16 thoughts on “She’s No Disney Princess

  1. Very beautiful, I really liked these lines especially:
    “the way love
    makes us see what we see
    that is otherwise ordinary
    is a mirror,
    and we are everything that
    we’ve never noticed about
    the world before,”

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    But love that is true
    has always been our birthright,
    and fits like a glove the hand
    that in turns brandishes the flaws
    and casually covers them
    with hopes of a happy ending
    and the dance is always
    a dance worth remembering…

    This is love. Bow.

    Written by a dear friend who simply breathes words into poetry and equations to every math problem. Genius it is Iris Orprecio. Thanks for sharing your talents into this world.

    1. That line and the one after it, was inspired by Evie saying to Codename V (in V for Vendetta), “How purposeful your vendetta, how benign, like surgery.” and by an analysis of Romeo and Juliet that I read back in high school, saying Shakespeare and Italians in general regard poison as a profound concept because it kills from within.

      Thank you for your thoughts. I was proud of that line too.

  3. This is a masterpiece Iris , loved it so much, bravo and wishing best of luck in your writing career .

    1. Well we all need to learn from one another so we can push ourselves further. 🙂 Thanks for following me back and let’s continue to grow.

      Blessings.

  4. “I believe in love,
    and believe,
    it transforms from within
    like benign poison,
    like surgery on the soul” <– I appreciate these lines; a metaphorical truth.
    This piece is filled with many poignant attributes. Your choice of words were organically drawn and beautifully put together… such a truthful write. Bravo, brilliant Iris.

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