A Beautiful Fairy Tale

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Once upon a time,
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in a land far away,
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a beautiful, independent,
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self-assured princess
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happened upon a frog as she sat,
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contemplating ecological issues
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on the shores of an unpolluted pond
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in a verdant meadow near her castle.
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The frog hopped into the princess’ lap
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and said: Elegant Lady,
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I was once a handsome prince,
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until an evil witch cast a spell upon me.
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One kiss from you, however,
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and I will turn back
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into the dapper, young prince that I am
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and then, my sweet, we can marry
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and setup housekeeping in your castle with my mother,
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where you can prepare my meals,
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clean my clothes, bear my children,
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and forever feel grateful and happy doing so.
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That night, as the princess dined sumptuously
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on a repast of lightly sautéed frog legs
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seasoned in a white wine with onion cream sauce,
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she chuckled and thought to herself:
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I don’t fucking think so.

Anonymous

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