Magic Mirror

Standing within the confines of her battle scarred life
she peers through the magic mirror tonight
dreaming in solitude within these castle walls
she yearns for the freedom to answer life’s call

She’s walked the straight line carrying her share of the load
standing as a shield for others as they travel their own broken road
she’s dutifully carried others in their time of need
shouldering burdens and valiantly taking the lead

The time has come for her to lay her sword down
to let others carry and take up her crown
she no longer desires this kingdom’s treasures
wanting only to quietly dive into life’s simple pleasures

standing at the magic mirror overlooking her life
she dreams of a future free from this strife
she emerges on the outside of the confining castle walls
diving into the magic mirror to answer life’s call.