‘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 Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.