I Don't Believe In Fairy Tales

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I don't belive in fairy tales
They just don't
Come true for me

I don’t believe in fairy tales
They just don’t
Come true for me

I’ve never believed in fairy tales
Or that wishes come true
They haven’t ever
Never ever
Come true for me

I wish I believed in fairy tales
With princes and dreams
That really do come true

I can’t believe in fairy tales
If I did
Where is that prince of my dreams?

That Handsome prince
On a shining white horse
Dressed in shining armor
Like they always say

But I have to face life
And bitter reality
I have to know
That it’s only a dream

You can see why I don’t believe in fairy tales
Where everything
Is happy-ever after

I wish I still believed
That there’s some prince
Waiting for me

Though I know….
There isn’t one there.

So now
I still wish I believed in those fairy tales
With hope shining through dark night
But now
I know there isn’t fairy tales
It’s just a dream
A dream for such as me
Who wishes and hopes
While trying not to believe…

Submitted: January 13, 2010

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Ooh, this was... uhmm... eerie? I'm sorry, I'm running out of words :P
Anyways, a good poem. In my head, it kind of played out like a song, but you know, that's just how I heard it :D
It's relatable, I think, because as you get older, you try to grasp to a younger self- one with hope and dreams, with wishes and plans.
Hmm, I might use that concept in my novel...
I liked it ;D

Fri, January 15th, 2010 8:22am


It was more like a song to me too. Lol really this helped with your novel? Great! :D And I dunno, thats not exactly what I was trying to say with this, but thats ok, poetry is all about how everyone understands it all. I agree though, when you get older, you want to keep your childhood. I meant this more as fairy tales aren't real so don't fool yourself by trying to live in one, and with the last stanza, I wanted to express that I have to try not to believe...if that makes any sense lol...

Fri, January 15th, 2010 8:51am


awsome job sounds good i like it i cant say that much i never know what to say in these things but awsome and cool well any way nice poem

Tue, January 19th, 2010 7:16pm


thanks... :) It's fine, commenting at all is fine. Thanks for the comment....and it was more of a song than a poem, but thats okay... :)

Tue, January 19th, 2010 11:48am


This is sort of sad, I actually tend to believe that things can happen that wouldn't normally, but I guess that's because I've never really had something I really wanted such as a "Handsome prince", I lower my expectations and take whatever is given to me.

Wed, January 20th, 2010 1:34pm


It is sad, and I really disagree with it-which is funny cuz I wrote it! lol. But what do you mean you never wanted a Handsome Prince? and I am not sure I understand all of what you are saying with this...could you explain more please? And though I am not sure I understand all of what you mean, I do relate to the lowering expectations....that is something a lot of us do. But don't! You don't deserve anything but the best!!! you have to believe that in life, or you will get swallowed up in the atrocities of life...

Thu, January 21st, 2010 9:27am

Shea Ryhai

I have to say I've felt this way most of my life, I don't believe in fairy tales or dreams either but that doesn't mean you won't find someone special enough to make you believe in love. Still it does take time, something that special won't show up, probably until your ready for it and won't take it for granted. Best Wishes

Mon, January 25th, 2010 5:13pm


thanks for commenting! I really think it is sad that this is a reality for some ppl...I know I remember when it felt like a reality to me. But I feel like it's kind of odd that I wrote this, because I really don't feel like this is true anymore. I have found an amazing guy and its hard to understand how I could have felt like this when I am so happy now...you know? lol. But in a lot of ways, I still feel like some wishes I have won't come true...and it does, it takes a long time to find true love. And even when you've found it how can you know if it really is true? you know? Thank you again for commenting. :)

Mon, January 25th, 2010 9:29am


i particularly can relate with the last line. i have to really try not to believe, because with me, there's some sort of internal mechanism that keep saying that yes, wishes do come true! but then i have to remind myself that they don't :D good poem! the way that it flowed didn't really remind me of a song, but more a narrative. does that make sense? if not, lol, just tell me and i'll try to explain it a bit better!

Wed, February 3rd, 2010 4:18pm


yeah it does make sense, but the thing is, is that when I wrote it, I had a tune in my head. It is a song, at least to me-I could look at this, and I couldn't just read it out loud, I would sing it...does that make sense? and its interesting with this particular piece, because it is so much against what I truly believe. I know that fairy tales come true...and when I was writing this, I think I was almost trying to express the possibility of them truly coming true...you know? does that make sense at all or am I just rambling? lol

Wed, February 3rd, 2010 11:43am


Awww i love this, it sounds like it could be put into a song or something,... i swear when i was reading this it was like it was singing in my head... i love the poem! and it's so true, like sometimes you wish life can just be a fairy tale... to tell the honest truth, i don't know why they tell little children all these fairy tales, one day a child will grow up thinking they're life will end in a happily ever after... reality isn't always perfect... I like your poetry, i wish i could write better poetry, I'm better at writing Fictional-tragedy stories, but I am in fact writing my first Romance novel without a tragedy in it this time LOL...

Sun, February 14th, 2010 9:28pm


it really feels like a song to me too-when I wrote it, it was truly a song. It doesnt work any other way. And sometimes, yeah you think about life and think wow I wish my life was a fairy tale...but in reality, there are fairy tales. Fairy tales are real, you just have to let them be real...and they will be! I really want to come up with some kind of alternate song that is similar to this except it shows how fairy tales are really true. I think that even when I was writing this piece, I felt like I wanted to make the reader think of a chance of a fairy tale with the last few lines...you know? and thank you for commenting....I will check out your new story some time soon I hope! :)

Tue, February 23rd, 2010 7:56am


I agree with secret valientine. It is pretty relateable. I couldn't help but think the same thing. It was really thought provoking.

The only thing is that I had a bit of trouble finding a natural flow. But that could be just me *shrug*

Wed, April 7th, 2010 6:00am


This one definitly has lack of flow to it, but when I write poems without a lot of flow, it usually is because the message of the poem lacks flow-it's a confused idea. In this case, it was a confused idea, and more of a song than a poem. That made the split parts more...randomized I guess? Idk. thanks for commenting though! :)

Fri, April 9th, 2010 10:10am


… You prince could be in disguise. He may not ride a white horse or have fancy clothes. He could be any one.
… Never give up on the dream.
… You get my vote on this one. I like it.

Thu, November 25th, 2010 8:48pm


Thanks :) I like this one too...but at the same time, I don't like it. It's sad...and it's totally an opinion I don't agree with. But somehow I wrote it? I'm not sure lol :) Thanks for the encouraging comment.

Thu, November 25th, 2010 2:31pm

glitter snow426

so wonderfully told!! Certglowing and down to earth, GREAT!!

Sun, March 20th, 2011 9:55am


Thanks :)

Sun, March 20th, 2011 11:58pm

glitter snow426

I meant to say, certainly glowing!! I love your style of writing!!

Sun, March 20th, 2011 9:56am


thanks you're too kind

Sun, March 20th, 2011 11:58pm

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