purloined princess

purloined princess

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

purloined princess
scorpion
hiding in the shoes of life
her toe finds the poison
she is no longer Cinderella
dancing until midnight
her glass slippers
shatter as her eyes close
innocence never had a chance to survive
she is swept away with the trash
a prince sleeps, oblivious
the tale is tipped
with venom
his tail between his legs
for wont of interest
a prince sleeps, oblivious
erin-cilberto
9/19/22

© 2022 jacob erin-cilberto


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Have read this several times dear J. Keep coming back to the lovely Diana and her betrayal. Right from the start his heart wasn't in it. Still he has Camilla now as Queen Consort.

Chris

Posted 6 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

interesting how many saw that in this piece...was kind of a made up fairy tale, hopefully universal .. read more
There’s always a balance of light and dark until someone tips the scales. Reads like a betrayal J.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

the worst kind...thank you, andrew,
j.
If a tree falls in the forest...there's a princess who got the impression she wasn't good enough for anyone. That kind of venom is hard to extract if the shoes are old.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

absolutely...geez, it's been so many years...good to see you again, my friend.
j.
Splatter Punk

1 Week Ago

...............................😁
I get the impression the honeymoon is over in this one. Sounds as though the princess got linked with a prince that was something less than charming. He's bored with her already. It will probably be the same with his next three wives.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

interesting perspective, as always...
thank you, John,
j.
Actually, Jacob.. this is so well written.. I have been in similar Shoes… not as a Princess… but as a regular person… so I understand. Pat

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

oh you are a princess of poetry, dear Pat,
j.
Patricia Wedel

1 Week Ago

You remind me of Autumn leaves that color our days with sighs that harmonize with the wind when Summ.. read more
The tale of two tails and the princess. Clever combination and delivered with accustomed Jacob punch.

Winston

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Winston...always appreciate your visits,
j.
There are times when Life is not Picture Perfect and many suffer. Our World is full of Pretense. Unless we have walked in someone’s Shoes, we cannot understand. However, I do feel that mistakes are made and we need to pick up the pieces and Pray for a brighter day. You are very Brave… and we will do our best to survive in our World of entanglement. Remembering when Diana danced with John Travolta. Gently, Pat

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

seems everyone wanted to dance with him.
This a sad picture perfect of Diana. Her marriage was shattered, her life was cut short, her dreams never fulfilled.
The whole world loved her. She will always be in our hearts.
Never liked Charles( the cheater) and his home-wrecker ugly mistress. Sorry to say that , but that is how I feel.
I love Diana's boys though.
Long live Diana in our hearts and minds.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind review, Sami,
j.
This is amazing. This poem left me speechless with how much I loved it. Wow. Thank you so much for sharing, this is brilliant. The dark take on the fairytale, the way you wrote it. ‘A prince sleeps, oblivious.’ There’s something equally haunting and enthralling about this piece. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 1 Week Ago


seems a lot of us old dogs, are waxing rather pointedly at the moment. I am trying to put the final damning point on a couple of like minded pieces. Sleep deprived, hunting for that clean breaking line

Posted 1 Week Ago



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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

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