A Dream Of Evermore: Poem 71

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In every child's mind, exists the adult they will become!

'A Dream of Evermore' is about children having the ability and power to be creative and trusting enough, to allow their imagination to guide them in how their world is viewed and acted upon by them in play and in life. The powerful imagination found in happy and balanced children helps to shape their world and develop, or influence their creative personalities and passions. When children are able to grow up being children, completely free from negative influence, they are able to be exactly what they dream to be. Having a healthy imagination and like minded friends, gives every child the opportunity to step into any role and have peers who also believe in the collective role playing that ultimately helps to dictate who we become as people.

A Dream of Evermore is about that journey through one such child's eyes and how he coped in dealing with life's issues, when that role came to him, after the death of his father. A father who had never disclosed who he truly was, within the role he himself had been given as a child and had shared with friends previously unknown by his young son. This poem is fictional and is therefore in itself, a product of a fertile imagination. But please, consider how special the world really is, when we can share such experiences with others and do so, in a way that we can bring them to life, or merely provide a visual glimpse of who we really are, or perhaps, once dreamed to be! Factually, in Evermore and in every child's mind, exists the adult they will become. Consider that fact, when you look into yourself and remember the child that you were. Please enjoy this Poem 71, an essential poem by New Zealand poet Pearldiver.

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Poem #71

‘A Dream Of Evermore’


So often they have shone in longer rays

With their sun measured deeply to its core

Though its calming glow seemed lost on darker days

Only passion, fuels the hearts of those, from Evermore


When sentimental silence calls, they will reflect

Upon the subtleties of that beauty seen, only from afar

With clarity and knowledge beyond others view

Beats the special heart, of a special, shining star


Today they stand together as they once did before

Before time here turned them into mortal men

Gathered to farewell a fallen knight of Evermore

Never having known what death was, when they were ten


Great battles fought throughout the worlds of Evermore

The ten, invincible while immersed in their bright light

They ruled through timeless galaxies, with peace and harmony

And visited my earthly world, on clear and starry nights


I never knew why my father taught me about the night sky

How to find the stars and lights that point to Evermore

How he told me great stories in words that seemed to fly

Though it took nine knights, to share his life and all he saw


Now nine stand together, reaching out to this young man

Son of one fallen knight, now ready to learn his true place

Reaching out to become ten again, in light of our Evermore

Invincible in the bright light, oh what adventures we will face

Riding dreams into the waking light, of what we saw...

There, in every child’s special space...


* Words by Pearldiver *

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Masterfully done! Thank you and bravo.


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Martin, thank you so much for your positive compliment.. I'm glad that you enjoyed this piece... cheers and take care... PD


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

Truly Magical poetry dear friend-your pictures and words brought me to this land of Evermore...

Happy Holidays :-)


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Linda, great to see you here... thank you for your positive review and kind words. I'm glad that you enjoyed Evermore... I hope you and yours have a great festive season and a wonderful new year... take care... PD


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. This is a wonderful poem. Much enjoyed. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Rasma, thank you so much for your positive review of Evermore and kind words.. this piece is written in a style quite different than my other works and gives a glimpse into a pending children's book. I also hope you and yours have a great festive period and excellent new year... you take care... PD


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Rebecca E. 3 years ago from Canada

once again your writing proves you are a master of words, have you published anything on amazon?


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lilyfly 3 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Very good! Now, be fair Pearl... you had issues with my venting, then, when I proffer decent work, you ignore it. Did you weigh in, just to school me? Now, be a dear, and look at weathering window, spirits for the writer, and hidden.

So often they have shone in longer rays, beautiful...with their measured deeply to it's core, a massive presentiment, and very moving, a lovely deep chord... love yaz, lily


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Rebecca, great to see you here and thank you for your lovely compliment, I'm glad you enjoyed this piece.. I have just completed an interesting set of drafts that will be published early 2013, so that will be my first real statement as a poet, one I look forward to... I appreciate your support Rebecca and trust this festive season treats you and yours well... cheers... take care.. PD


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Lily, thanks for taking the time to visit Evermore... glad you enjoyed it.. Yes I have read all 3 of your latest works and they do reflect your skills and commitment to a life of writing perfectly... thanks for sharing the chance to read them.

I failed miserably at school Lily... couldn't even comprehend any of it, given that I had been as a child 'home schooled' on an island, far from the maddening crowd... so I am hardly of the belief that I could school anyone who has had an opportunity to formally learn, grasp and understand English Literature, History and this strange and skillful writing art they call Poetry! I'm self taught at everything I have learned in this life... Hahaha... I'm just lucky that I've had a teacher who knows me well enough to appreciate my natural good looks, sense of humor and wonderful personality!! Take care up there! PD


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Truly a beautiful place where one can get lost with the knights and a child's imagination...... 'when sentimental silence calls, they will reflect.....', powerful words!

Thanks for sharing your Dream Of Evermore...... It's a beautiful dream!


Vincent Moore 3 years ago

Oh how I remembered a place like this, when I scoped the skies above my humble bedroom as a boy, looking up I often wondered if I could be snatched up by such a place that you call Evermore? I had mighty jests in my room with a wooden sword I carved and kept hidden under my bed. A cape I would wrap around me and claim to be a knight of the round table and a friend not foe of Merlin's magical land.

You have penned so skilfully as only you can do my poet a boy's dream. I never had a father to dream with me or guide me in mine. Alone I searched the skies and stars and dreamed I did of mighty places to explore. Shores far away, castles to climb and wars to fight with sword and shield. Oh forevermore I wanted to live in the enchanted places.

So forevermore I will have memories of my youth, even through my abuse and neglect by adults, I lived my dreams. Thank you for sharing this brilliant work with a fellow dreamer. Voted up and shared always my friend.


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The Suburban Poet 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

"When sentimental silence calls, they will reflect

Upon the subtleties of that beauty seen only from afar"

These words mean something to me....


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Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

I miss the days when we lived in our special fantasy worlds as kids. You are so right - imagination is such an important part of child development.


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Lizzie, thank you for taking the time and your positive compliments, glad you liked this piece... Yep, sentimental silence is an extremely powerful emotion for everyone, irrespective of its power in word form.. it is afterall, the time when one's intuition and depth of any prophetic words given, are weighed by time and 'space.'

Enjoy the new year, though remains the dragon's until February... take care.. PD


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Ken, thank you for your kind words my friend, glad you enjoyed this journey as it is largely fiction and was originally written by me as something completely different that I had written as a children's book, yet to be illustrated... Maybe if this hit a chord, then you will likely be blown away by the dozen or so chapters that I have drawn from in writing this piece. Hahaha... I just wished I typed faster.. maybe I should get software that types for me at the speed of thoughts and spoken words!

My early life was pretty special and there was much to draw from, in experiences that most would never believe.. Unless of course those things are presented in 'fiction' form... crazy isn't it? Cheers as always for your supportive words and feelings Ken... enjoy the festive season and thanks your PM mate... take care... PD


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Mark, nice to see you here.. thank you for taking the time to read this piece... glad you liked it.. yep, those words should mean something to every poet or writer, worth their salt..

as I said above: 'sentimental silence is an extremely powerful emotion for everyone, irrespective of its power in word form.. it is afterall, the time when one's intuition and depth of any prophetic words given, are weighed by time and 'space.' What I was saying has far more than a singular meaning.. perhaps that is what you picked up on..

Enjoy this festive season and cheers once again, for your supportive comment... take care.. PD


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The Suburban Poet 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

It was just very well worded and I took it in and thought, "Yes, that's it..."


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Marcy, thank you so much for your visit and positive words... I'm glad you enjoyed this introduction to 'Evermore' and its relevance to how creative young minds grow into creative older minds, if able to have the ability to do so...

What you said was interesting as in my life, I have met many adults and a great deal of fools, all to whom, imagination has been an incredibly important aspect of their lives and development... though I do fear (with all due respect to imagination/development) that one incredibly relevant aspect of the latter sect is: To what degree factually beyond 90% of the time, does a fool use their imagination to provide the basis of their ongoing development?? Hahaha.. sorry, couldn't resist that...

You have a great festive season and enjoy this new year dawning... thanks again for your supportive words... take care... PD


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hey Mark... you are being humble, as we poets tend to be at times.. perhaps we are both right if we consider the words, and allow mutual compliments to fall where they may... thanks for yours and your input mate... take care over the holidays... PD


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The Suburban Poet 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

When I think to myself, "I wish I had thought of that" then it tells me something. It's gone to another level in my world....


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Ah, but that is exactly how we learn of self... on a level that allows us to follow the words, instead of expecting them to follow us, or in the case of many, forcing the words to follow... Neither you or I 'know' our 'levels' Mark... that will be decided upon by others, beyond our mortal life times, but as we learn to embrace fearlessness and follow the words that relate to different perspectives that we see, both in the subjects and in their appropriate words, we grow!

I believe, it is the same with photography and other things like love; when you actually Stop looking for the shot, the one, or the words.... they will always find you... provided you are open to accept them from, or in a perspective, perhaps different from that which you feel or preempt today... Everyone is unique.. but not everyone can make that shine for them, because they don't trust their own senses enough and tend to abandon them, for the warm fuzzy influences gained from others who fear being different! Hope you trust what I'm saying... Bon Chance... believe!


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The Suburban Poet 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

I agree with you... when I write it is truly what I think because it happens very quickly. I am who I am and it is easiest to express myself based upon what is natural to me even when I am taking a completely empathetic point of view. I can't express it like you. So I say it the way I say it. And it is true that you must be open to stimulus around you; in every situation, in every conversation; in every encounter... there is inspiration everywhere and I am happy that I am tuned into that in my life. It has opened me up to so many things and I look forward to each coming day because of it.


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Mark... you are similar to how I was at a similar age, though I suspect far more advanced than I was, because I was afraid to write! To the point where, I didn't trust my senses, which told me that maybe I could.. So... Stop!! Don't limit yourself by making a statement that you can't express a particular way and therefore justify it to yourself as being a reason why you don't! Straight away, you are beating up on a potential that your 'reasoning' is telling you doesn't exist!! Let me share with you how to beat up on your 'reasoning' instead of your potential...

Consider, as poet, that you are completely blind! You must write and describe the colors of the rainbow to others who are blind, wise and expecting you to allow them to 'see' the rainbow! You do not have the ability to refuse, as your objective is also for you to 'see' the very things that no one in your world can see. Now consider what resources you have (without sighted ones) and what emotion, power and feeling would fit each color... then explain how they blend, in the same manner! That is how you develop trust and insight into your potential... I know that you have not yet done this...

So Stop trying to learn your way... until you have at least tried to learn this way... if you actually shut your eyes and relax... you will not only understand the words that would fit in the telling of the objective to someone blind, but also, what it must like to be blind! Which means, you would have at least learned how to explain blindness, to the sighted poetically! Believe.... beyond your reasoning and trust your real senses! PD (I wrote a poem called Fern... this way, to learn)


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

Outstanding work of art. A valuable lesson taught here as the possibilities for children who are nurtured and praised create a wondrous world for all of us to live in. I reflect on the saying "It takes a village to raise a child." This is a wonderful tale for teaching all of us the importance and possibilities children can possess and create if given only the chance.


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thank you so much for your wonderful compliment Beckie and for taking the time to read and appreciate the lines between the lines... You are completely right in how influences determine outcomes and why that point is lost so often, is hard for me to comprehend, though in fairness, I was lucky as I was able to surround myself with positive things, love of the outdoors and positive role models...

Sometimes, children have the opportunity to shine and build on their dreams to the betterment of their whole world all right... The greatest sorrow there is, that it is only ever sometimes that is the greatest amount of time... what could the world be, if all the time was the norm, I wonder? Hope your New Year has been a beauty for you and yours... cheers.. take care.. PD

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