‘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 NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.