Creative Composition of the Month is a monthly column courtesy of UFV’s Creative Writing Club. Every month, one short story, poem, descriptive essay, or other form of original work from UFV students will appear in The Cascade to enlighten your creative spirit. Happy reading!
Not Disney’s Love
By Marlena Ashton
My love’s not a delicate glass slipper.
Nor the “happily ever after” found
at a fairy tale’s end where the princess
is saved by a knight in shining armour.
It’s not the magic kiss from a slimy
frog prince, or a song we sing in perfect
harmony without practicing even
a single word. My love is not written
in the stars or the colours of the wind.
It’s not any of these fantasy dreams.
It is a friendly, calming cup of tea;
a home-cooked meal in your belly; a close
embrace welcoming you back home; a warm,
cozy fire on a cold winter’s night.