Sometimes the hero stumbles
and falls right off of the page,
sometimes the princess rolls her eyes
and says, “I don’t want to be saved.”
Sometimes the dragon needs rescuing
and the villain aches to be helped.
Sometimes, in the darkness,
the lost boy finds himself.
Sometimes the prince is cunning,
and not at all what he seemed.
Sometimes the witch’s kindness
shows it’s she who deserves to be queen.
Sometimes we shouldn’t define people
by someone else’s point of view –
just because it’s what we’ve been told,
doesn’t make it true.