In a kingdom far away
Where people lived happily
and the skies were never grey
there lived a prince in a castle high
who longed for a princess-
with more than looks to the eye
So he came up with a plan
To find his princess between
other girls and their scams
So when a girl came up to see
if they could fall in love a bed for a
night, he would give them- with a hidden pea.
The idea was simple, he believed
but one by one as each girl failed
he found he was relieved.
For he didn't want just one girl-
he wanted one with soul, with heart
sensitive, kind, a gem of a person, a pearl.
A few years after his plan began
a girl walked in and tried to sleep:
And finally realised his plan.
In the early hours, she ran in
pea in her hand and
her eyes narrowed thin
“What is this?” she shouted loud
He woke with a start. Saw her
and felt so proud.
It had worked, he found the one
so sensitive, he knew
her heart he had won.
But what he didn't count on
Was the girl's feelings for his plan-
and he watched as she turned...and was gone.
He wanted someone other, something more
for himself, but he forgot that to find someone
to love...it should never be a chore.
But the prince never learnt this
even when she left, as he spread around
the stories of their love, of a kiss
and so Princess and The Pea
became a myth around each table
even though that kind of love was never meant to be.