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Poem: "The Crackerjack Princess"

This poem came out of the January 3, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from wyld_dandelyon and sponsored by janetmiles.


The Crackerjack Princess


There's a game that only
the smart girls get to play.

It's hidden under a layer of action-packed heroes,
but if you can figure out the code,
it will unroll a whole world of adventure under your feet.

There's a game that only
the crackerjack hackers ever see,
a game that no boy would go looking for
because the games are already made for them.

If you know the code,
the princess will tear off her pink dress
and take up a quest in her silver armor

while a gentleman in fancy pantaloons
screams for help from a castle window.

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fayanora From: fayanora Date: January 6th, 2012 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
*Chuckles*
judifilksign From: judifilksign Date: January 6th, 2012 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Just say'n, my daughter puts the armor over her pink dress and kicks butt while keeping all the fun frills and lace.

One of her favorite T-shirts says "Self-Rescuing Princess."
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 6th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

>>Just say'n, my daughter puts the armor over her pink dress and kicks butt while keeping all the fun frills and lace.<<

I'm fairly sure I must have written something like that sometime, too. Tearing off the pink dress was inspired by an easter egg in a Smurf game, where if you stopped right before the end, Smurfette would eventually tear off her dress and throw it at you.

>>One of her favorite T-shirts says "Self-Rescuing Princess."<<

I love the t-shirt idea.



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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 7th, 2012 04:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

So do I, hence my tendency to write them every so often.
From: rhodielady_47 Date: January 7th, 2012 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
This is good!
:D
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 7th, 2012 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad you like it.
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