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Rating: 3.5

I guess you think you know this story.
You don't. The real one's much more gory.
The phoney one, the one you know,
Was cooked up years and years ago,
And made to sound all soft and sappy
just to keep the children happy.
Mind you, they got the first bit right,
The bit where, in the dead of night,
The Ugly Sisters, jewels and all,
Departed for the Palace Ball,

While darling little Cinderella
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Bonnie Lundgren 26 November 2011

This is a horrible poem. Some of the rhymes are clever, but what a truly gory story indeed.

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ziggy ztardust 16 January 2012

it is a great poem i love it i think roald dahl is a great poet

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Jann Rau 24 April 2012

I just love it, not quite suitable for children maybe but I would love to see it in a book with great illustrations. I think it would be a winner.

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inge Ferns 03 January 2012

I am beginning to appreciate Roald Dahl's poems and humor. Poems are often serious and humorless and Roald Dahl's dark humor is much appreciated by me.

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Logan 24 November 2020

You might think you've cracked the scene you haven't, the real one's far too mean...

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Dfhumca 28 June 2020

Haha this is so funny And good website...??

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Alison mujati 31 March 2020

Good articulation i enjoyed the sequel

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Madhurya Pedireddy 11 November 2019

This will give me NIGHTMARES. But overall, good story! Like if you think Roald Dahl is awesome!

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