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Mortal Father, ill-Prepared, Gives Away The Bride
by anne cunningham

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The father looked upon his daughter, now grown,
her frame, bony, Grimm, a fairy tale in motion, thin collar bones;
fingers pseudo-Grethel, sticks, knotty twigs, meant to fool the wicked

He dared to touch her hair, so long, curls and tangles,
flowing down her back, a clip to have, but can never hold it all;
like Rapunzel, letting down her locks, final rescue was a long time coming.

Regarding her face, so tender, her manner quiet and gentle,
yet Snow-White shares trait with Rose-Red, was seeking too, has found;
he mourns now, the loss of his daughter, belonging now to the bear prince.

reformatted and slightly edited (didn't quite "fit" the page when posted long ago before i had den controls). ... of course in order to read it now, you need a magnifying glass!

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Reviewed by George Carroll 11/13/2003
A very nice poem.
Reviewed by C. Gourlay (Reader) 9/25/2003
this is so well written... the question is why must men be born to be free and women - born to be owned. i love this piece. tks
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 9/20/2003
How quickly time passes... the reflection in a parent's eyes. Wonderful write.

Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 9/15/2003
Very Grimm-ish and devastatilng, Anne!! :)
Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader) 9/15/2003
Really enjoyed this write hun.. You know if you set your den to use the WYSIWYG format you can highlight the poem and then click on where it says font and choose what font size you want to use (smile)..

Anyhow - its a lovely poem..
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/15/2003
that or just make the print larger on the computer (which i did!); my peepers don't work as well as they used to; gettin' old...what a lovely write; enjoyed~! thanks for sharing! :D (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in texas, karen lynn.

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