Artificial Dreamland


  • iLuvPoetryJACOB
  • Poetry will always emerge out of the shadows of depression, shining like a star in the scarcity of light.

Poem Commentary

This one did not have much thought into hand just kind of moved without control this all just came out.

Artificial Dreamland

The roses smelt of Styrofoam cups,

the ocean waves a blur in my water color mind.

Olive skins and broken strollers

litter the starry sunset.

The sun a saturated egg yolk

on the dark, rough skillet horizon.


A homeless child peers through a window

at a glowing family eating from their sunshine plates

as the ivory moon taints the cold air around her white

and the gentle sounds of a sorrowful violinist shimmer in the air.

The TV screen is mirrored in a loving mother’s teary eyes

while she strokes her daughter’s soft black hair,

the girl’s snores softly strumming the air.


My feet touch the warm floating layer of sand,

a few grains falling through the unfathomable mist below me

as I took steps, each one closer and closer to the playground.

Monkey bars and colorful slides and ropes and swing sets,

young children’s haven.


This one is a fraud.


—May. 30, 2010

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doorga commented on Artificial Dreamland


the poem mirrors ur talent i like the metaphors very intense absolutely loved it



thank you so much i really appreciate it. --Natalie.

lunamarie commented on Artificial Dreamland


a wonderful talent you are, my dear ... and how old are you again ?? ... giggle ............ Luna



thank you. and you absolutely love making fun of my age lol



no-no hunny ... i just have a hard time believing ... your mother will understand what i mean ............ L.



lol yes she does. i know what you mean. :)

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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