Once upon a time

In a kingdom far away

Lived two little girls

Who together did play

.

Would say one sister to the other

"So much prettier am I than you"

But never once did this stop

Their friendship being true

.

One was fair, the other dark

But oh, what fun they had!

Skipping ropes and telling jokes

To make their mother mad

.

Days sped by, then weeks, then months

Like a swallow, time did fly

And those sisters two together grew

As the years flew by

.

Two princes came a-riding

With starry, lovestruck eyes

The sisters part, though not at heart

Another chapter does arise.

.

Their lives went on, their trust prevailed

For many, many years

But anger spiked, a rift did strike

Causing empty, bitter tears

.

Days crawled by, then weeks, then months

The sisters scarcely spoke

Their mother sighed, not knowing why

She continued living in hope

.

Then one sister learnt some news

Learnt something very sad

Within her breast there lay a chest

With contents very bad

.

Her sister heard the phone ring

Naively raised it to her ear

Heard the voice, could not rejoice

Her soul was sick with fear

.

Sicker and sicker the sister grew

But cheerful all the while

The rift forgot, their trust begot,

They shared a knowing smile

.

But this tale is not of sadness

For one day spring returned

The tests were clear and all the fear

Was swiftly overturned

.

And now the sisters stand again

Side by side once more

So much to do, they skip on through

The fairytale castle door.