Thank You, Mom. I grew up on a staple diet Of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White & Sleeping Beauty Who waited patiently for their Prince Charming To rescue them and perform his noble duty As a child, I'd obsess Over these knights in shining armor And their damsels in distress. Only later did it dawn upon me That none of them had a mother Who would raise them strong and fierce And teach them not to bother About these little boys Swinging their big swords and even bigger egos, Who'd instead teach them to slay their own dragons And be their own heroes. To the Mom, who taught me to be a princess who can slay her own dragons, Thank You. Happy Mother's Day!