The Disney disease

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Someone rescue me.

Run in to my arms at full speed.

Violins and meadows filled with dandelions.

Fill my darkness with bright red and blue sirens.

Fall in love at once with a stranger.

Fill my life with excitement and danger.

Rescue me from a burning building or a crumbling tower.

Ride on your horse with a bouquet of flowers.

Entranced by your stare, I’ll let down my hair.

You look into my eyes,

and its love at first sight.

You say you’ve searched for me all your life

& you just know when it’s right.

You drop on one knee, and I scream,

“Yes, I’ll be your wife!”

The spell breaks by true loves kiss.

And then I awaken and alone I sit.

Hoping my prince will show up soon.

Dear Disney, oh how I hate you.

-Erika Fuego

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28 thoughts on “The Disney disease

  1. This is nice. If it was me writing this, I would turn it into a feminist declaration by the end and say: you’ve tought me to survive by being rescued, but I do not need to. I am my own savior. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I love how this is inspired by Disney and that twist at the end, I can relate. I grew up watching Disney movies and I still do, I’m personally a little naive and sometimes I wonder if it’s because of fairytale-like movies like the ones Disney makes.

    Anyway, I love the poem ๐Ÿ™‚ Good job.

  3. I love this and agree wholeheartedly. As the devotee uncle to a half dozen Disney-freak nieces (4 of whom, I am more like a father to), I abhor the message that they must sit around looking pretty and waiting for some guy to swoop in and solve all their problems (like their mothers did?). My wife and I try and teach them to be strong and independent, and, most importantly, to hold out and wait for the kind of “prince” who deserves such a woman! Thank you.

  4. I prefer “Brave” and “Frozen” over all others. I want to help the prince save the day and ride away in love instead of being rescued. Great poem! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This was great. It is true that it all seems so easy to fall in love in a Disney movie. But it is out there. Mine just took a while and then it snuck up on me. Beautiful work.

  6. Like your new background. Perhaps she is hinting that it’s time to let go of the little mermaid of Disney in favor of the more formidable sirens of ancient lore. After all, your words are powerful, aren’t they?

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