Once upon a time in a distant land
there lived a young man on his own
He travelled the city on rooftops at night
and stole so he could survive.
And in the same city, there was a girl
a princess who longed to escape
so out she snuck each night she could
to see what life was like outside her cage.
One night when he was running from
a seller whose wears he had taken
he ran into a girl, her hood up, head down
who dragged him into a doorway, hiding him from view.
And so a friendship formed between
the princess and the thief
until the day the princess was followed...
and the thief was locked away.
For weeks the princess yelled
and screamed for him to be free-
and her uncle knew her heart was his-
One more thing that he had stolen.
But the uncle had an idea
to break a heart and use the thief
and so one day he let him free
with a promise to find an item.
So off went the thief to the mountains
to a cave full of riches and gold.
His eyes went wide to see it all
and out reached his hand to take it.
Hours later with golden lamp in his hand
he walked back up to the castle
and handed the lamp to the uncle
with a smile- before he was pushed to the ground.
The uncle ordered for him to be searched
for gold and coins from the cave
but soon the uncle started to frown
for the thief had not taken a thing.
The uncle threw the lamp down and
stormed off in a rage, knowing the
princess would soon find out he
had put her heart at stake.
The thief had picked the lamp up
and rubbed off the dirt from the floor
when, in a flash, a man appeared
to grant three wishes for him.
First he wished the princess to
live a good and happy life
for she had helped him with no other
reason than the heart she had inside.
Second he wished for laws to change
for the poor to have help and food.
For he hand lived as one of them
and knew some needed help.
The last wish was the hardest
but he asked for it all the same
He wished to go back to before-
for be a thief the princess never knew.
He wished this because he knew
no one would accept him into royalty
and so to give the girl he loved a chance...
he gave her back her heart.