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she is the kind of treasure
       that a map won’t give to you [x]

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   With that, as the long spell of her enchantment came to an end, the Princess awaked; and looking at him with eyes more tender than a first sight of him might seem to excuse:—

   “Is it you, my prince?” she said. “You have been a long while coming.”

she’s a princess, lost in a castle
too big for fantasies of flight —
she’s wide awake and dreaming
of seas too far away to breathe.

freedom doesn’t come easy for
girls with gold inside their veins
and love was never meant to last
for princesses anyway.

you know who to fall in love with
(tall, fair, handsome, with a throne
for you to share — never anyone
with the ocean in their blood)

and you know how to behave
(a princess is always full of grace,
always kind, always beautiful —
and princesses do not fall in love
with pirates from the seas beyond)

and you grow up reading all the stories
of true love, knights, and dragons
(like something out of a fairytale,
he tells you once, whispers on your skin,
a princess is meant for more than love)

ivory thrones await the girl
who loved the sea too much
(because no matter how the stories go
happy endings don’t come true).

— 

the princess who fell in love with a pirate

— cllarafrey

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The e a r t h breaks, it falls and save your beat
I’d find myself swallowed, drowning in your h e a t

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ADVENT CALENDAR MEME (2013 EDITION): Day 01 - gingerwitches

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sea-foam girl in a snow-cold world

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