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VxPoem ID: 28595
Posted: May 19th. 2007 5:30:35 PM
Damsel In Distress? I Think Not
by Ruby Tuesday
Age Group: Adult
You came knocking at my door one morning
A door that was badly beaten and splintered with the wounds of yesterday
In fact, the place that you knocked upon broke off onto the floor
You ignored this fact and continued to knock until I answered
You asked to see the damsel in distress
And I was confused until I realized that you meant me
I told you, quietly at first, that I wasnít in need of saving
And that I was perfectly fine on my own, but you wouldnít listen
You felt it was your duty to save me from my prison sentence
Finally, I quieted you, and I told you to look at the door you had knocked upon
I proceeded to tell you the story of each and every dent, splinter, and chip
I told you how each missing piece came to fall off of the door
You seemed stunned that I remained standing after each blow
I took advantage of this silence and told you the truth
That Iíve never wanted to be saved by anyone
That Iíve never wanted to be carried off by a knight or a prince
And that Iíve just wanted to be loved and cared for by someone who could realize
That I am my own person and that I can take care of myself
That I donít need saving
Now that this secret is discovered, that I am no damsel in distress
My valiant knight takes his wild stallion and runs
He runs to find a woman who has lost a glass slipper
Or whose hair sways from the tallest tower, beckoning to him to rescue her
Or whose body remains trapped in a glass coffin, her body poisoned
I watch you galloping off into the sunset, and I sigh to myself
I live with no regrets, but itís hard to feel important
When I continue to get replaced by someone else
I will never comprehend how these brave knights and princes
Ride off into the sunset thinking that they can save someone else
When they canít even save themselves
Author's Location: Staten Island, New York
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