His Elusive Dreams

She loved him right from the start

fell head over heels

adored and trusted him

accepted all his elusive dreams

Together they built a life

upon the special love they shared

but she soon learned

to grow tired of his elusive dreams

Love cannot exist

in castles built on clouds

there has to be something solid

to fall back upon

While she remained starry eyed

something seemed to be

tearing them apart

he was there but his thoughts not

Nightfall would come

and while she let him hold her close

she worried about what tomorrow would bring

while he counted the stars above

Many a moonlit night

a dance by candlelight

she was entranced by the magic

till the morning light

It all just turned out to be

a most wonderful fantasy

but life cannot be lived in wonderland

there have to be moments of reality

So even though it broke her heart

she told him they must part

and she was left longing

while he went on chasing his elusive dreams

© 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee

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Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

Beautiful and practical. Voted up.

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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Sadly, there are some who spend life chasing dreams instead of seeing the dreams in front of them. Beautiful poetry bringing us down to stark reality.


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Rasma, this is so true. Life can't be lived in castles on the clouds. I love your song choice. Joni Mitchell is a favorite of mine.

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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Interestingly sad. I suppose some even reach these extremes.

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Harishprasad 2 years ago from India

Yes, my friend, true words ! We need bread also. Mere dreams make us weak and vulnerable. Great poem.

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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

I am reminded of how different we can be--smiles to you!

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

I love dreamers but there are limits, dreams soon die when the stomach is empty. You did a wonderful job, I also love the Joni Mitchell song.

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ahorseback 2 years ago

Dreamers ! Me , I'm stuck deeply in reality ! Awesome write !......Ed

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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

Your poem is very beautiful, but sad. At least the girl was wise enough to walk away.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Dip Mtra.

Thank you Ann.

So true Shauna we must come to earth at some time. I have always loved that song.

It's those constant dreamers Eric.

Thank you Harishprasad.

So true Audrey. Smiles to you too.

There is a time for dreaming and a time to face reality Jo. Yes, I love that song.

Thank you Ed. I too have my feet planted on the ground.

At least one had to come to reality Mary.

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DREAM ON 2 years ago

Dreams come and I don't believe they die. I think they grow into bigger and better dreams. So what once was good now we want and crave for more. A better love where we had none before. Dreams make the world a better place. Where would we be if people didn't dream of going into space? A home that could be heated by electric, gas, oil instead of wood. I am and always will be a dreamer. There are castles in the clouds. You have to believe in what you want and dreaming is not enough. You have to follow your dreams with hard work and lots of effort. I know it is different than your other comments. We all have different hopes and dreams. Where would we be if writers and poets didn't dream of a world that doesn't exist ? Have a great night.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

For poets and writers dreaming is part of their inspiration but to get ahead you have to add a dash of reality as well. I guess you could say we should not let go of our dreams but be sure that we can make it through life alright.

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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

I really enjoyed the rhyme scheme on this one and I love the topic of dreams. Thank you Gypsy I always enjoy your poetry so much when I return to read it. Jamie

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

You welcome Jamie. Glad you enjoyed.

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