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Once upon a time
In a land far away
There lived a beautiful maiden
Who slaved day after day

For her wicked step-mother
And her step-sisters too.
She never heard the end
Of them telling her to do

Cleaning, laundry
Chores and more
Make us breakfast
Sweep the floor.

Darn our socks
And underwear.
Take the garbage
Over there.

Cinderella!  Cinderella!
Life is truly grand
Having you at hand.
Cinderella!  Cinderella!
You must do as we command.

A messenger came knocking
On the family he did call
To give an invitation
To the prince’s royal ball.

All the eligible maidens
Were invited to attend
To meet the handsome prince who hoped to
Find love in the end.

Cinderella!  Cinderella!
Help us to prepare.
Help us do our hair.
Cinderella!  Cinderella!
Come and find what we shall wear.

Cinderella did her best
And helped the sisters to get dressed,
But she felt down deep inside
A secret wish she could not hide.

Please allow me to attend
As your sister and your friend.
I would like to have my chance
With the prince to dance.

The sisters laughed.
The mother sneered.
Her hopes were dashed
And her eyes teared.

Cinderella!  Cinderella!
Who would look at you?
You have chores to do!
Cinderella!  Cinderella!
You may go when you are through.

Cinderella worked so hard
To clean the house and then the yard.
Cleaning, laundry, mending too
There was just so much to do.

Cinderella!  Cinderella!
I am finally through.
Now I can come too.
Cinderella!  Cinderella!
Who would want to dance with you?

The sisters laughed.
The mother sneered.
Her hopes were dashed.
And her eyes teared.

Cinderella!  Cinderella!
You are such a mess!
And you have no dress!
Cinderella!  Cinderella!
Left alone in her distress.

Cinderella dried her eyes.
And looked around in great surprise.
Heaven sent from up above
A dress and glass slippers carried by a dove.

Cinderella cried with glee,
"Someone’s watching over me.
Now I can go to the ball
And dance before them all."

At the ball the prince she saw
Gazed upon her quite in awe.
Together all the night they danced,
But at the clock she often glanced.

Cinderella!  Cinderella!
"I’m in love with you."
"And I love you too."
Cinderella!  Cinderella!
"Stay with me please say, 'I do.'"

Midnight struck the clock did sound.
Cinderella turned around.
Off she ran with such a fright
And disappeared into the night.

Cinderella!  Cinderella!
You forgot a shoe.
That’s how I’ll find you.
Cinderella!  Cinderella!
And for you my love is true.

The prince searched everywhere he knew
For the girl who fit the shoe.
He knocked on the family’s door
Where Cinderella scrubbed the floor.

The wicked step-mother took a broom
And locked Cinderella in her room.
Cinderella thought of what to do
While the sisters tried the shoe.

Cinderella!  Cinderella!
She broke the lock in two.
Down the stairs she flew.
Cinderella!  Cinderella!
"Please let me try on the shoe."

Cinderella fit the shoe
And the prince from that day knew
They would live in wedded bliss
And sealed it with a kiss.

Cinderella!  Cinderella!
Come and live with me.
Happy we will be!
Cinderella!  Cinderella!
Ever after happily!

Copyright 2005 Shauna Tominey
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