The Fairy Tale Without A Happy Ending

Mirror Mirror

By Jessica Scott



I waited for you, but there was no reply,

Now here I am, alone on this road,

I missed my cue, and you’re saying goodbye.

The play is over, the curtain has closed.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

You never heard me when I’d call.


The bruises that will never disappear,

The misery that tries to find relief,

I’m trying so hard to find the meaning here-

Lost my faith, gone my belief.

This fragile frame that holds can break

The heart inside that bears the ache.


Now you’ve left me alone to walk in the dark;

The flood is coming, and I’ll be overtaken,

You’ve left me to drown in the insecurities surrounding your heart-

You’ve left me in pieces, now I feel myself breaking.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

How many times must I fall?


The sweet things you said, were they just lies?

We were lovers once, but not anymore,

And if you look into my eyes,

would you see the scars and the tears that drip sore?

The crippled anger you carved into my skin,

I don’t want to die inside just to be able to begin again.


So I’ll drain my cup empty of this delusion

And try to let go of the guilt and shame,

While you convince yourself it was all an illusion,

Remorse was never your claim to fame.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Who were you to make me feel so small?

Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

7 Replies to “The Fairy Tale Without A Happy Ending

      1. Ah! I wonder, has it been an easy couple of months for *anyone*? This is a genuine question, because I don’t think I heard of anyone having not had a difficult time lately!
        I hope you find your certainty again soon!

        1. RIGHT???? Everyone has had something happen in the last two months. It’s just been one thing after another. I just need to figure some things out which takes time. But I’ll find my way. Always do. 🙂

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