Once upon a time in a faraway land,
A young Prince lived in a shining castle.
Although he had everything his heart desired,
the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind.
Repulsed by her haggard appearance,
The prince sneered at the gift,
And turned the old woman away...
but she warned him
Not to be deceived by appearances,
For beauty is found within.
And when he dismissed her again,
The old women's ugliness melted away
To reveal a beautiful enchantress.
Ashamed of his monstrous form,
the beast concealed himself inside his castle
with a magic mirror as his only window
To the outside world.
The rose she had offered,
Was truly an enchanted rose,
Which would bloom until his twenty-first year.
As the years passed
He fell into despair
And lost all hope
For who could ever
Learn to love a beast?