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  • Christine Duncan

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon a Time there was a woman. and she lived.

Prince Charming never thundered on his mighty steed from a castle over the hill to bend on one knee with a glinting ring to place cool on her work-hardened hand. But she lived.

Hungry birds knew her home when the snow was deepest. Coughing invalids held her name in their hearts. Lonely travelers found hot meals and a warm bed. Crinkled cheeks and cloudy hair recognized the sound of her steps. And she lived. Yes, she lived.

Published July 20, 2019 on the Ancient Paths Facebook page.

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