The second in a series of three poems.



The Conjuror 2.


Today we’ll turn to fairy-tale,

to ‘Once Upon A Time’;

the thought of ‘Happily Ever After’

isn’t viewed as such a crime.

You’ll see it in the distance,

an image of such power,

the royal palace calls to you

with those banners, moat and tower.

Look there, in the garden,

do you see the handsome prince;

he hands to her a flower

but just ignore the wince.

This is a place of romance

and of love that remains true,

perhaps a concept just so alien

to one that is like you.

The king and queen are really kind,

their wealth and joy they share;

it really is a happy place

for those who do dwell there.

Remember now just who I am,

a magician of the mind,

and the fact of the reality

is very hard to find.

The castle has a dungeon,

and inside there prisoners dwell,

the castle that they do perceive --

one that is a living hell.

Submitted: April 27, 2018

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Mike S.

Love the twist at the end, excellent, Hull!

Fri, April 27th, 2018 5:01pm


Thanks for reading, Mike.

Fri, April 27th, 2018 10:02am

Sue Harris

All is not what it appears to be! Intrigued, Hully! Great second one of three!

Fri, April 27th, 2018 6:25pm


Thanks, Sue. That was the general idea until someone decided to pervert the meanings.

Fri, April 27th, 2018 11:27am

Jeff Bezaire

Another beautiful scene, minding the dungeon, of course. The pic is wonderful! I'd love to visit a place like that. A king and queen who share their wealth? A fairy tale, indeed. ;) Nevertheless, a happy place to live. But it's what lies beneath the surface that always matters.

Fri, April 27th, 2018 6:45pm


That's what this trilogy was all about really, smoke and mirrors, and the truth that beauty can hide. Thanks so much for giving this a read, Jeff.

Fri, April 27th, 2018 11:47am


I am amazed by how wonderful this turned out, Hully :) I love this one!

Mon, April 30th, 2018 3:52pm


Thanks, jaylisbeth, both for reading and commenting.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 8:53am

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