Once upon a time, there were dragons
who blew fire from their mouths,
and dashing princesses who saved themselves.
Mermaids sang across glittering oceans,
and faeries played truth or dare in the meadows.
But time is fickle and time is cruel,
and soon the dragons grew too old to remember fire,
the princesses were locked away in towers,
the mermaids lost their voices,
and the faeries faded into the wind.
Once upon a time, dreams were built and wishes were cherished.
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