‘Truth in Fairy Tales’ by Susan Martin The Society March 16, 2014 Culture, Poetry 2 Comments If you want your children to be brilliant, tell them fairy tales. If you want them to be very brilliant, tell them even more fairy tales. -Albert Einstein Oh, the magic of Once upon a Time, an entryway to a world undiscovered, a place where children’s dreams are recovered of antic creatures who lived before time. Threats of goblins who over them hover, ogres and trolls who hide in the slime. Yet nightmares o’recome by sweet dreams sublime. Fairy godmother waits undercover to help every child overcome fears. She shows the way to navigate strife and make greed and selfishness disappear, for good will triumph, though evil is rife. All a child must do is persevere. Happily ever after, then, for life. Susan Martin is a poet and a retired English and Creative Writing Teacher living in New Jersey. Featured Image: “The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania” by Sir Joseph Noel Paton Related Post ‘Statues’ and Other Poetry by Charles Bauer Statues A Villanelle Two Buddhas now a lost reality, A crowd chants loudly near a pile of stone; Across the South you won’t find General Lee. T... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 2 Responses Susan Martin March 16, 2014 Thank you for your publication. Reply The Society March 17, 2014 Thank you for your poetry! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.