NaPoWriMo #30

Today is the last day of NaPoWriMo and the last day to enter my Big Poetry Giveaway.  Here is my final poem, using today’s prompt from the NaPoWriMo site, for NaPoWriMo 2015:

Fairy Tale

With love and laughter and expected tears
her childhood passed
a pleasant dream slowly fading away
until one day:
You are a woman now
it is time to find your way

remembering her mother’s words,
she went to the wisewoman who,
with the slimy remains of a slimy tea,
told her where to go
fear clung to her like a second skin
she knew she had to shed

time to go
she packed a basket
with berries and bread and wine,
all the things she’d need

she whispered through the meadow, wildflowers
dotting colour like an arrow on her path
the sunlight glinting through the sparse, outlying trees
betrayed what was to come

catching her breath      shivering despite
the red cloak weighted on her shoulders,
she took a step
into the dark woods   down.

© 2015 by Robin A. Sams

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