Once upon a time, a long time ago,
lived a girl named Cinders who hadn’t a shoe

She lived with her sisters, both ugly as sin,
when they went out of an evening they locked Cinders in.

Close by lived a prince, and charming was he,
who had need of a wife as soon as could be.

So he had him a ball – well, he had one or two
And invited the ladies – plus Cinders, who hadn’t a shoe.

Her sisters wouldn’t let her go to the ball.
“You’ve only one shoe and no clothes at all.”

But Cinders sat thinking: With one shoe I can’t go,
but without any clothes, Prince Charming I’ll woo.

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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1 Response to Cinders

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    Although that’s likely to get her the position of mistress, not wife.


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