Tuesday 23 April 2024




You were no Cinderella at the ball,

But, then, I was no prince charming, I recall

Just two ordinary people

Who fate and chance had brought together,

But by the time the dance was through,

We’d found romance, and we both knew

That for two ordinary people

It was like a fairy tale was coming true.


Ensuing years have proved that life is not a dream.

And all that glitters is not gold as it once seemed.

But when two ordinary people

Vow to join their lives together,

Then all the ordeals they’ll withstand

If they face them hand in hand

That’s how two ordinary people

Make the magic work without a magic wand.

I’m not a prince and you are not my princess bride

And I couldn’t  slay a dragon if I tried

We’re just two ordinary people

Who kept a vow and stayed together,

But when it’s blessed by true love’s kiss

Ordinary can be bliss,

And when I think of me and you

I know some fairy tales come true

And even ordinary people

Can have a happily ever after ending, too.


This poem was written by Jim Slaughter



Happily ever after - a situation in which someone is happy and satisfied for the rest of their life, especially in a romantic relationship.  This means maybe you are destined to settle down in your comfortable nest, happy ever after.


Spend the rest of one's life in happiness, as in romantic novels, the hero and heroine end up marrying and then live happily ever after. This hyperbolic phrase ends many fairy tales.


Happily Ever After  - This cliché ending line to countless fairy tales originated with The Decameron, penned by Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio in the fourteenth century. A translation of the work from the 1700s gave us the line, “so they lived very lovingly, and happily, ever after” in regard to marriage.

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