Once Upon Our Time


My life is a story 

A peeling layer of liquid poetry

As the breadcrumbs 

fall behind me

Each time I grow


Each time you know 

There is more of me to follow 

I’ll be Gretel  

How about it Hansel?

Our words are building a foundation

For the most courageous castle 

One who has seen 

And felt 

Been on her knees 

When all she could do 

…Was crawl 

Now she stands 

With you and me 

Abducting a long forgotten glee

And it doesn’t make sense

But love seldom does 

Once upon our time 

Breadcrumbs and fairytale rust 

Take my story 

Not just to read 

…Yours, to be touched. 


227 thoughts on “Once Upon Our Time

  1. A truly beautiful poem … when I read here, I often find myself wondering what it is that inspires your poetry. Without knowing the answer for certain, I have chosen to believe that you have a Muse who visits regularly πŸ™‚ It’s good to see you back on the blogosphere!

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      1. Detective work? Perhaps πŸ™‚ As for your self-musing jungle of a crazy mind, that within itself is reason enough to keep visiting – let alone the inspired passion you so often put into your poetry!

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  2. How gruesome!
    In an earlier French version of this tale (called The Lost Children), instead of a witch we have a devil. Now the wicked old devil is tricked by the children (in much the same way as Hansel and Gretel) but he works it out and puts together a sawhorse to put one of the children on to bleed (that isn’t an error – he really does). The children pretend not to know how to get on the sawhorse so the devil’s wife demonstrates. While she is lying down the kids slash her throat and escape

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    1. πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€ oh my!! And here I was inspired by love. Damn that devil! Those poor kids- and honestly who writes this crap! Let’s be positive people!! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ no devil in this dollhouse, or sawhorses, or Devils wife πŸ™…πŸ™…πŸ™…

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      1. ❀ Please don't ever stop! Your light is always so bright, but I can see it so much more clearly from where I am when you write!
        I am so thankful for you too. ❀

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      1. I have been OK but worried about pain, issues at home, lack of work and such but I have been writing despite hand neuropathy due to either back or shoulder issues. I see my Neuro Monday

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  3. once i was a soldier merley for the pleasure of being a lover. then now i am older even less bolder and glad i m only a pig and a bully with mere words. yet even with them and again i m truly sorry. peace and happy holidays

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  4. It is always good to leave a bread crumb trail in case we need to take a step back in life. It helps us to recenter ourselves which is needed from time to time.

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      1. We all do from time to time. I do often. At work, when I become frustrated, I go and take a quick walk around the building. It helps me to let go of whatever I am feeling and come back fresh.

        For personal situations, I enjoy the gym, running, and writing.

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  5. Dear Souldiergirl:

    FranΓ§ois de la Rochefoucauld once said: “It appears that nature has hid at the bottom of our hearts talents and abilities unknown to us. It is only the passions that have the power of bringing them to light.”

    If he is right – and I think he may be – then you must be a woman full of both passion and compassion, because when I read your blogposts and poems, I find them unusually talented. You really know how to listen to your heart. An art of listening that can be both painful and hurting. But that can also convey the power of love to you.

    I’m so glad I found the way to your gorgeous blog, Souldiergirl!. I can almost “feel” the beats of your so loving and lovable heart! And I can assure you that I like that “feeling” very much. You move my mind! // BB

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much. You have given me incredible words that compliment and warm me to my depth. I so appreciate this and that I move your mind- that is awesome! I do pretty much blurt out my heart so to speak. I don’t know any other way. Sometimes I am not even sure if it makes sense- then I hear responses like this and it lifts me up. You have really encouraged me this morning and excited me too. Thank you BB! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•


  6. Phenomenal, truthful, and such heart and soul into your writing.

    This poem is one of my favorites. The opening lines, middle, and ending brought everything in full circle. You have inspired me as you have inspired those around you.

    You bring such a good creative energy & contribution to the arts & poetic cinema.

    Thank you for you always being you.

    You make the world a better place. πŸ™‚

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    1. Charlie you are the kindest!! Gosh you make me feel so good, thank you! To hear these things-it’s like the best christmas hug ever. You know I adore you and your genius, to the moon and back by one of a kind friend and poet extraordinaire!

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      1. Awww…thank you my friend. I’ve never received such a warm compliment. πŸ™‚

        You are a kind spirit, and Merry Christmas hugs to you. πŸ™‚

        I too, respect you as a genius poet, a talented bright soul with such an intelligent mind. πŸ™‚

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