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"burn your tiaras,
bury your fairy godmother.
it's time for you to grow up now, you're
no peter pan.
forget never never land.

stars are just burning balls of gas that are
slowly running out of time- they can't
hear your wishes.

cast aside your dr. seuss books like you will
later cast aside your bibles.
after all, a fairy tale is a fairytale is a fairytale.
life will teach you that.

grace, you were born into a role
only a very strong girl can play.
see, society will hate you for being
what they don't want to believe.

surrender your throne, your castle is under siege.

stop being fascinated with the sky,
you'll never go there.
keep your feet on the ground, and steady yourself
before you help another.

your brain is more logical than your heart,
therefore take your instructions from it.
promises can be broken as easily as can be made.
do not rely on something as weak as miracles and love-
and if you only have one piece of armor,
defend your back from the people you trust the most.

and grace?
if some one ever, ever tries to tell you
you're worth it,
they're lying through their teeth."

and that is the Goddamn Truth.
and i'm trying not to care.

i'm bbbaaacccckkkk. and i wrote this poem about how a mother will never tell you the things that you really need to know to survive in this world.

how it's time to grow up now.
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Spartans300 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
LOL! Oh, such a feeling as this is liberating! That's what I'm telling people but they just don't want to listen! 
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AeronDust Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
I some ways this poem makes me want to cry. In the best of ways of course.  
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DetoxingDeath Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
"stars are just burning balls of gas that are
slowly running out of time- they can't
hear your wishes."
How true..

"stop being fascinated with the sky,
you'll never go there.
keep your feet on the ground, and steady yourself
before you help another.

your brain is more logical than your heart,
therefore take your instructions from it.
promises can be broken as easily as can be made.
do not rely on something as weak as miracles and love-"

""if some one ever, ever tries to tell you
you're worth it,
they're lying through their teeth."

and that is the Goddamn Truth."

 
So amazing...words fail me.
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Toetag001 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013

All was great...except the line about the Bible being fantasy. Faved and unfaved....

 

but great poetry, either way.

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jessmia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice! I really love this poem. Came together excellent
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DarkLirazel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
if some one ever, ever tries to tell you
you're worth it,
they're lying through their teeth.

So true. Sadly.
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
stars are just burning balls of gas that are
slowly running out of time- they can't
hear your wishes.


^That, right there. Perfectly captured and hard hitting.
I'd tell you that made me cry but then I'd give away that I'm just an emotional mess today. Really though, that's f*cking perfect and gorgeous and it fits this piece beautifully.

cast aside your dr. seuss books like you will
later cast aside your bibles.
after all, a fairy tale is a fairytale is a fairytale.
life will teach you that.


And ^that. Geesh. Especially those last two lines, but the whole bit grabs at your limbs and beats you down. The Dr. Seuss book was especially brilliant.

see, society will hate you for being
what they don't want to believe.


^That is some kind of truth.

stop being fascinated with the sky,
you'll never go there.


^Yes! A sad truth that hurts to swallow. I know this one well.


I'm gonna stop quoting bits and pieces there, but really, this is a brilliant piece. And I'm going to continue to rebel against it because I'm stubborn like that. The truth hurts and I prefer self-torture, apparently.

Really great piece. :heart:
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LAWAPAWA Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read this three times.........its so true!!
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magic6jewls Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Writer
Reality is only a plaything of the mind. Truth does not exist. If mothers tried to preach it, it wouldn't work out very well. I don't think at least.

But dayum. Your stuff are good.
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yarryanotak Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah. T-T This nearly destroyed my childhood in a matter of minutes. :iconclapplz:
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AGEofthehopeful Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
An excellent poem, truly. But a point of view that brings tears to my eyes. This is your truth I can see that, and it hurts me deeply.
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Starkpretty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I have never believed anything that folk say anyway. I believe in magic, in my own cold breath in the autumn air, and I believe that the flipside to logic is magic.

The magic is what lets you survive, and fairytales always have some application to real life, no matter how scant.

God, this is a beautiful poem. <3
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nixcoo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Writer
Oh God, the first 3, 4 verses really got to me. It's so awesome how true it felt, that fairytales are just fairytales. I've always had a logical mind, but this shattered some of my fantasies too. And I can relate to having a mum who doesn't tell you the real facts to keep you surviving in the world. This is just fantastic.
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BlueDreamer77 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is great!!! I love the title. I really like how it flows and how you start with fairy tales and go reality. It's really good. Great job!!!
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MaxwellAestorai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Don't judge people based on a stupid, corrupt society, judge them after you know them. Some people really are worth trusting, you just have to find them. Keep looking. Eventually, there will be someone who won't ever betray you.

Growing up doesn't mean trusting no one and being cold, not like this.

Growing up means that you know what to do, and when to do it. Growing up is when you realize that it's not necessarily the time to steady yourself, because someone else is even closer to falling than you are. Growing up is when you make the right choice, because you know that it's right.

This is just going backwards from the kindness and willingness to help of a child.

It's still a well written poem, though, and very thoughtful. I like it, even though the message is a little de-motivating.

BY THE WAY. You. Are. WORTH IT. I'm not lying. Stop putting yourself down. If someone ever does something for you, IT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE FREAKIN' WORTH IT.
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WhisperedInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Writer
WORDPORN.

No, seriously. This is amazing.
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anthyrosebride Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
life is cruel..... arn't fairy tales the thing that gives us hope of something more then this nightmare of a life , the light at the other end of the tunnel.
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lalaith913 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Writer
Really great piece. "And if you only have one piece of armor,/defend your back from the people you trust the most" is just so painfully true.
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jackie2525 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
There's no need to grow up when you have Jesus to protect you
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BambiBoo17 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful! and true
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chalekam Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah. Parenting is like poetry, we'd scratch the letters off of evey item we dared to make beautiful and true over and over if only to get it right. Such is our imperfection. I am not a father, but i felt somehow accused by your exellent and true poem. Im still trying to find the reason why
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Cezille07 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Truth! I loved every verse of this. xD
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
see, society will hate you for being
what they don't want to believe.


So sad, but so true.

This hits me in all the right places. Oh, how I can relate to it.

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Narryaque Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
:<
<3
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1littleblackbird Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Photographer
I know it's true, but I still wish it weren't. This is amazing, and I love it. :heart:
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Safe-As-Houses Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish that I could favourite this a hundred times over. Absolutely love it; excellent job.
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