Fairy Tales – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are so important,
and they must remain so,
they carry a seed of deep truth,
something learned long ago,
one thing necessary for life,
a key to open the moment,
the future, even the past,
but to try and live the tale
is to destroy it's meaning,
a child's play,
fool's errand,
it can be done,
a pathology,
crazy talk,
it should never be,
they are not meant to be lived,
to try is to wreck the universe,
to sunder the way things are,
leaning into story,
destroying the myth,
killing hope,
the story must be for itself
and we the vicarious 
companion on the way.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️ 


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, Mythology, passion, poem, quote

9 responses to “Fairy Tales – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Life itself a wonderful fairy tale, none knows the twist and turns🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️

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  2. I’ve never thought of fairy tales in quite this way before.

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  3. lync56

    Great poem with deep layers of meaning


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