HARSH WORLD

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HARSH WORLD

Dreams are the dried up wilted dead things that blow around your legs,
Getting caught under foot and getting crushed all over again,
Turning back into dust, Waiting for you to sleep,
Being reborn to start again, Laughing at you believing,
Believing such things could really come true,
We always try or hope that one day, Some way it  could,
But you find Dreams are only imagination and nothing more,
Wading through the muck of your thoughts,
Of a better life in a better light,  Illumination of a lost soul,
Still standing in shadow seeming to be out of reach of the light,
No matter how bright or warm it may be,
Life deprived of love realizes it's not the power we/I thought it to be,
It too is an illusion that is idolized in ones mind, A deception of a lie,
That's truly needs to be accepted,
The heart pumps blood, It feels no compassion,  No love lost,
It's all an allusion to something invisible,
Our minds are swayed with thoughts that are impossible,
They border on the realm of make believe when it all comes to the fact,
That really we could care less,  It's only a physical need,
Why care for a touch, Or a smell and a sight,
Believing on feelings not really seen,
When in all reality it's dark and damp,
Sounds are static, Voices fade away not comprehending, not caring,
Our sight is faulty as our taste are programed,
We see, I see the world in the stark vision of truth,
Based on the lies we tell ourselves,
We come to a bad place only to find this is it,
There is nothing more,
Love is a knife, Stabbing you in the back, just beyond your reach,
I can't pull it out,  So I leave it where it is,
So why do I drop to the ground on my knees,
Why are there tears I can"t control,
What is this pain I can not bare,
I roll up into a ball,  Close my eyes,
It's hard to breath as my body shakes uncontrollably,
I can not stop, I can not live like this,
I can not die for this is worse than death,
Some thing  inside of me died, Some lied,
Something inside of me tried,  Some one I lost,
Something I can never find again,  Some one I can't find,
Something that was will never be again, Someone.........

Richard E. Cartledge   PHOENIX   3/1/2011
 

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dancinghawk commented on HARSH WORLD

03-08-2011

heavy duty, Phoenix ... it sounds like a pre-re-birth poem if i ever heard one ;) ... "only imagination and nothing more" ... life is but a dream? my tradition says this is the only place in the universe that we get to see/hear/taste/feel ... it is a special gift to be here ... and the light ... it comes from within, Darlin' ... tho we have moments of reflected grace ... even the loss is a way of appreciating being ... amazing share, and a write i suspect you will appreciate in lighter moments as well ... a great capture of human despair ... -dh

devaamido commented on HARSH WORLD

03-05-2011

This is a remarkable poem that metaphorically explores the ubiquitous human longing for "who or what's missing", & the illusions the mind engenders to anesthetize the wound. 10+!

JadedJezzabel commented on HARSH WORLD

03-04-2011

I can not stop, I can not live like this, I can not die for this is worse than death, Some thing inside of me died, Some lied, Something inside of me tried, Some one I lost, Something I can never find again, Some one I can't find, Something that was will never be again, Someone......... i'M DEALING WITH A SIMILAR EMOTION RIGHT NOW....GREAT POEM LOVED THIS LINE THE MOST. UNFORTUNATLY I DO AGREE WITH ASS HOLE....AND IT WOULD BE EASIER TO READ IF YOU EVEN OUT THE LINES.

feldmarschal commented on HARSH WORLD

03-02-2011

This is quite good, with nice textured, flowing language-you "connect the dots" very well in this piece. The only thing I would suggest would be to even out the line lengths so that the piece sillo "march" a bit better (to the cadence), and it would be a bit easier to read. But the internal rhymes provide a nice touch; but you might want to consider splitting it up in at least two sections...only a "suggestion"! LOL

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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