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    Mirror-Mirror

    Mirror-mirror on the wall
    Who is the fairest of us all?
    You – my beautiful queen
    You are the fairest of us all

    Mirror-mirror on the wall
    Who is the fairest of us all?
    You – our majestic queen
    You are the fairest of us all

    Mirror-mirror on the wall
    Who is the fairest of us all?
    You -our queen of queens
    You are the fairest of us all

    But then the mirror began to say
    Oh Majesty – there is one fairer than you
    And with raging jealousy that day
    She demanded to know – who?

    She comes deceitfully disguised to kill
    Consumed by her deathly jealous will
    An old woman selling strangling lace
    And poison apples hidden in heroes’ face

    The gentle trusting princess
    Knowing no malice or guile
    Enticed – eats the forbidden apple
    Entrapped – in the Queen’s sinful vile

    She is laid to rest in a coffin that night
    Finally erased from the Queen’s sight
    Dwarfed close by her dearest friends
    This is where the story supposedly ends

    Mirror-mirror on the wall
    Who is the fairest of us all?
    You- our beautiful queen
    You are the fairest of us all

    The queen happy to hear
    What she wants to hear
    Cherishes the mirror on the wall
    Unaware of her impending fall

    As is told – the fairy prince arrives
    Defeating the kingdom of deadly lies
    Kisses the beautiful princess back to life
    The priest pronounced them man and wife
    Her outcast friends celebrate into the night
    And joy spreads through the gloomy land
    The cruel queen seeks out her seers’ hand
    Who comes to her with trembling and fright

    Mirror-mirror on the wall
    Who is the fairest of us all?

    My beloved queen, the seer begins to say
    It is the princess you once laid to rest
    Who is now brought back to life
    The people say – In the light of a new day

    She – your majesty, is the fairest of us all
    The seer shouted loud and bold
    Like a martyr awaiting his fall
    This was well worth his age of old

    So severe was the queen’s rage that night
    Her scream shattered the mirror of insight
    A hundred thousand pieces of shining light
    Sky strewn – falling earthward broken and bright

    We each continue to pick a piece of broken glass
    Stained with jealous blood, guilt and shame
    Hoping this deathly desire will one day pass
    When we will be truly known – fully by our name

    Until then we continue to ask…

    Mirror-mirror on the wall
    Who is the fairest of us all?

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