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Armored Princess

March 6, 2012
By Kinzi GOLD, Cairo, Other
Kinzi GOLD, Cairo, Other
11 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” -Mother Teresa

I’ve decided I’m not gonna be a Princess this year!
‘Cause that’s what all the other girls are doing-
Plus, I was a Princess last year, and this year
I want to be different.
Like, like... uhh, uhm.. um, likelike Kaylee!
From Quest for Camelot! Remem-Remember?
How she fought those bad guys
and saved the other man? But
I want to look like a Knight and maybe
I won’t pretend to get married like Kaylee did
to him.
Okay, DaddY?
Will you help me get my costume
so I can be a Knight this year?

No, Daddy, I don’t want to be a Princess.
That’s silly,
who wants to be a froufy, pink,
wimp? Plus, all those kissing scenes? Blech!
I mean, Princesses are always in those movie scenes,
you know what I mean?
You know what I mean, Daddy? It’s just ‘cause
they always are- it’s part of bein’ a Princess.
It’s not like I was just thinking
of those yucky kissing parts from movies by myself anyway.
I wasn’t...
I KNOW they’re married in those scenes Daddy! Uhghhh,
but it’s still... It’s just... ach, I don’t know!
I don’t like them.
No, I don’t like them.

Dad, I want to be a Knight again this year.
I studied Joan of Arc,
that project I did in fourth grade
you helped me on?
She was really cool, remember?
She did a lot of cool stuff...
It’s too bad she died though.

Dad, I still want to be a Knight-
I tried the Princess thing out
this year and
I don’t know...
just doesn’t seem right. Plus, the Prince
isn’t acting how he’s supposed to be-
I told him a lot of things but he’s not
reacting right. It doesn’t seem right
being a Princess like this, Dad.
Shouldn’t the Prince be chasing
after the Princess,
and not the other way around?
Or is this a special
case, Dad?
I don’t know, Dad.
I’m confused.

Dad, the Prince left me. I mean,
I told him he could go- I said before
that it didn’t feel right- so I told him
to go. But he told me before
he went that he’d always be right here...
but Dad,
there he is with another Princess and is that
even allowed?
Shouldn’t a Prince be allowed only
to go after one Princess?
And shouldn’t a Princess only receive one Prince?
I don’t know, Dad, but I think
I’m going back to being a Knight.
I’m better at pretending
I have a brave heart

Dad, Dad, Dad, Daddy, DaddY!
I’m feeling pretty sad. I don’t feel
like a courageous Knight, nor a beautiful
Princess. I can’t keep on and pretend.
I’m a Princess trapped in armor- armor
that doesn’t even shine. Dad,
I’m leaving it to you to choose now,
‘cause I made a mistake and it sticks
like a thorn in my knee.
Dad, can you get it out please?
Like you did by the river when I was seven?
Dad, I said I’m leaving it to you.
But Dad...
It’s going to take some strongentle,
Prince of a Knight
with some dazzling armor to
who I am
off these feet.

The author's comments:
Probably one of the most 'crazy' free verse poems I've written so far... Sort of stream of consciousness, and sorta not...

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This article has 11 comments.

on Mar. 24 2012 at 4:32 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

I really like it, I wish I was a little girl again!!!

on Mar. 19 2012 at 6:45 pm
maizyiscrazy GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe in miracles. ~Audrey Hepburn

I like how you showed her as she grows up... This made me think of the Disney princesses that are always rescued by the men... I like that you show that she wants to be something else.

on Mar. 19 2012 at 5:39 pm
Perfect-Darkness GOLD, Kennebunk, Maine
19 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
One of the hardest things you'll ever have to do is to stop loving someone because they've stopped loving you.

Great Job! I Loved it! I liked watching her grow up in each stanza and how she turned to her dad for help. It was really sweet!

on Mar. 17 2012 at 11:40 pm
Belluna45 PLATINUM, Shelbyville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"Look after my heart- I've left it with you."
-Stephenie Meyer (Eclipse (Twilight #3))
"Either write something worth reading or do something wor
th writing."
-Benjamin Franklin
"A dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest."
-Johnny Depp

that is so cool i love the name and i love the theme of it all together

on Mar. 17 2012 at 2:14 am
Behind_a_Plastic_Smile GOLD, Roseville, California
17 articles 1 photo 129 comments

Favorite Quote:
"if you're not 1st you're last"

I like this a lot I think it tells an adorable little story. it was like watching her grow as I read on. nice Job

on Mar. 16 2012 at 5:15 pm
Tatiel PLATINUM, Washington, Vermont
23 articles 21 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
~Mark Twain

This is so adorable, in a sad kind of way. =) I really like it. I love how you can see the girl progressing and growing up in each stanza. Really awesome!

on Mar. 15 2012 at 4:39 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

I like this piece. I especially like the last stanza where the speaker says it'll take a prince of a knight to sweep her off her feet. Cool poem~

on Mar. 15 2012 at 11:03 am
AgentOrange789 GOLD, Friendswood, Texas
16 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's a saying they have, that a man has a false heart in his mouth for the world to see, another in his breast to show to his special friends and his family, and the real one, the true one, the secret one, which is never known to anyone except to himself alone, hidden only God knows where."
-James Clavell, "Shogun" really awesome. I love the point of view on this poem. Very well done! :D

on Mar. 15 2012 at 10:04 am
amahzing_grace GOLD, Prattville, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

this is really good (: i love it! keep writing  (:

Kinzi GOLD said...
on Mar. 15 2012 at 9:45 am
Kinzi GOLD, Cairo, Other
11 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” -Mother Teresa

=] Thanks. Hahah it's only just made it to the website a couple of days ago, so who knows? I think I would be ecstatic if it ended up in the magazine, but I doubt it will. =D And I really appreciate the feedback! Thanks!

dreamshaker said...
on Mar. 14 2012 at 3:15 pm
dreamshaker, Clarkston, Michigan
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this was so sweet. I'm so surprised that this didn't end up in the magazine - it was lovely.