Once upon a time,
I used to believe in fairytales.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,
Rapunzel trapped up in her tower.
It was all so magical to me;
The stories took me to a different place.
You were there to read them aloud,
Voicing each character
As if they were really there in the room.
We played hide-and-seek
In Sherwood Forest,
And swam deep in the ocean
With dolphins by our side.
We were invincible, you and I,
Until the world weighed us down
And you stopped reading stories
And I became sad.
You stopped coming to my house
And I stopped picking up the phone.
All we ever do is argue,
So where’s the point in that?
I don’t read much anymore;
I no longer see the magic in it.
I stopped believing in fairytales
When you stopped believing in me.