Not My Kind of Fairy TaleDon't give me the KnightMore Like This
Whose armor shines so bright.
Give me the Knight,
Whose armor is dull and broken.
Whose horse is weary,
Whose heart is heavy.
Give me the Knight who looks at the dragon with pity,
For that dragon has done nothing,
And is just as imprisoned as the princess he guards.
Don't give me a princess who only wishes to be saved,
By that Knight whose armor shines so bright.
Give me the princess who wishes to escape yes,
But wants to free the dragon,
Who does not wish to marry her savior--
Nay, give me the princess who wants to explore,
Who wants to live and to learn.
For the years of imprisonment only made her yearn,
Not for the Knight whose armor shines bright,
But to see the world and live in the light.
Do not give me the evil dragon,
Whose soul purpose is to give that bright Knight something to fight.
No, give me the dragon who is weary,
Who longs for the freedom of the sky,
Whose leg is burdened with chains,
And whose heart aches for the princess he must guard,
Army WifeDepression comes naturally and hits so hard when you're alone, raising two babies, hoping everyday for your husband to come home.More Like This
Clinging to your phone in case he calls.
Always making sure you have service for when he sends an email.
Lying alone in bed, longing for his arms around you, holding you against him until you fall asleep.
You even wish you could still hear him snoring.
You miss the way he acts like a sick baby when he has a simple cold, but you also miss how he cares for you when you're sick too.
The little things he did that used to irritate you, God, how you wish he was here doing them.
Why did they even irritate you in the first place?
Doing the work of both Mother and Father.
Throwing the football and doing all the cooking and cleaning, seemingly at the same time.
Being nurturing and strict side by side.
"No baby, Daddy's not here."
The babies aren't too young to realize he'