Princess No More

May 25



Princess No More




Decent is less obvious than accent and so it is with dethroning; those who put you upon the gilt alter with much aplomb  feel no qualm in taking you down with not as much as a word or a grunt.  The wind has changed and your reign is over, the poor startled girl is suddenly in the street.  For a scepter is not a club and why fight for a throne, which is proven to be nothing more than a straight backed chair once separated from its right relationships.  The horror of unexpected common status is for the young bride an issue of safety and trust not of ego or presumption.  Who is she without the Prince, the Knight, she is Princess No More.




Take time to wipe unshed tears






I look at my chart

Then my chest

There are no gold stars

I long for the affirmation

Of my Great

And seemingly endless struggle

I watch the movements of those shiny shoes

And hope to be awarded

With the gummed insignia

When I hang by a thread I desire corroboration

Of foil cutouts to assure me I have done the right

I have stayed alive

Punishment I fear less than lack of consolation

But no one truly knows my bravery

And if I want these paper emblems

I can just go and buy my own.



About Sherrie Theriault

Sherrie Theriault, writer and outsider artist lives in northwest New Jersey where she writes villain-free fiction for children and young adults, creates coloring books for all ages, writes daily inspiration books for the recovery community and has other works of collected poetry; also adult fiction. Books available on include the following: Cala Mae The Deep Dark Day In The Congenial Chronicles The Holland’s Adventure Fill Me In Fill Me In, Too Filled In Sober on the Way to Sane More Sober on the Way to Sane Lines from My Life More Lines from My Life On-Liners to Live By My Sponsor Said… Elissa: Queen of Carthage Was Love Lost Order of Protection The Story Precedes the Question Can You See? What the Birdies Told Me about You What the Birdies Told Me about You Coloring book The Enchanting Dog Sherrie’s books are available at Blue Stockings, Manhattan, NY, The Clinton Book Shoppe, Clinton, New Jersey, Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, PA, Easy Does It in Long Beach, CA and The Latest Thing in Costa Mesa, Ca. You can find Sherrie’s art work at Hang-Ups Gallery in Allentown, PA or online at: Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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