Bedtime Stories, written by David Wagoner at

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

written by: David Wagoner


I never told you bedtime stories,
where the princess waits powerless in a bag on
the way to a bower glowing in glories
for prince to save her from the fearsome dragon.

In the tales I wove for you, child with eyes of blue,
the princess outwitted the cleaver dragon,
and you saved the bumbling knight, too.
Escaped on horses, not white, but from a farmer’s wagon.

In life, it is best to avoid a man with a crown.
Do not sit back and wait to be saved like a zero.
Make your own circle of friends, like a hometown.
Be your own hero!

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