Omnibus in foro S.P.D.
This is a preview piece of my new WIP (tenatively titled “When Once Upon A Dream”) It is going to be a fairy tale anthology of poetry, short stories, and nursery rhymes told from a “dark” perspective.
The selection below is my version of “Snow White & Rose Red” originally written by the Brothers Grimm.
Bone Mama Belle
The Snow in the Garden 08/10/2014
“What one has she must share with the other.”
It was a line our Mother often said.
She spoke it when we were children,
small and petite when we really
did love one another,
She reminded us when we grew older,
when we were no longer small but
sprouts that grew taller,
And our affection towards one another had
She demanded this of us,
when we became young women,
And our hearts were subject to the whims of men,
The love between two sisters faded into memory,
As the years have gone by,
as has my perspective,
I no longer love the person,
whose hand I held so dear,
I will break the vow,
I promised to never leave you,
Never so long as we live,
My sweet sister,
I leave you in the garden,
along with Mother,
Dead and buried,
both done by my own hand,
For I could not share with you,
Or The Glory,
There can only be one Queen,
Her name is Snow White,
And not Rose Red.
From the Anthology Collection: “When Once Upon A Dream” © T.B. Morte 2014