by Sarah Earlene Shere, ©2022

(Aug. 26, 2022) —

Beyond the trail, within the wood,
Beside a babbling stream,
A princess of the fae folk stood,
And sang a golden dream.

With nimble hands she plucked her lyre,
The creatures stopped to hear,
And marveled how she didn’t tire,
Then thought they saw a tear.

The lady’s tears began to flow
And drench her silken gown,
With great intent on where to go,
They seeped into the ground.

Then springing up within their wake
New life came from the earth,
Then summer shown, for glory’s sake,
And brought from tears sweet mirth.

So in this truth lays our lesson,
Though hard as it may be,
Tears are a part of progression
And will bring peace to thee.

Sarah Earlene Shere is an author, actress and cosplayer in her native home of Southern California. In the early 1990s, Sarah fell in love with storytelling at the age of eleven. As she’s grown closer to God and fallen in love with Jesus, her stories have become biblical and allegorical, reflecting her favorite authors, John Bunyan and Hans Christian Andersen. Besides Amazon, Sarah’s stories and writings can be found on Facebook and WordPress under Hosanna Heralds. Her fairy tale flash fiction stories can be found on Instagram and Facebook (#FairyTaleFlashFictionFriday). Since 2018, Sarah has been acting with Long Beach based Masquer Theatre Company. In 2017 she started volunteering with a local cosplay non-profit, Kids Can Cosplay. She prays her stories are a blessing to you!

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