Fantasy world - a poem


Fantasy world


We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion.

The great task in life is to find reality.

Iris Murdoch



I have a dream that goes on and on,

A waking dream, a slumber dream,

A dream like a raging fire,

My hearts only desire.


Seemingly caught in a gust of wind,

Spinning and twirling me around,

Flashes of color and distant scenes,

Moving faster than I can glean


I like nonsense -- it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope... and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities. Dr. Seuss
I like nonsense -- it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope... and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities. Dr. Seuss
The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. Albert Einstein
The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. Albert Einstein

Quicker paced and multi hued,

Than this drab and dreary world I know.

Pleasure filled and beckoning,

Tantalizing, magical fantasy.


I long, I yearn, I imagine,

To know what is in store for me,

That burning urge that chills the spine,

To make this dream forever mine!


A peek, a glance is all I seek,

Into that alluring threshold,

While my life goes by unnoticed,

Half lived and forsaken.


This mystery that has me bedazzled,

Blinded and bound me in its power,

Its tentacles about me, wind,

I am crazed, in my desire.

 "The mind can make substance, and people planets of its own with beings brighter than have been, and give a breath to forms which can outlive all flesh."   Lord Byron
"The mind can make substance, and people planets of its own with beings brighter than have been, and give a breath to forms which can outlive all flesh." Lord Byron

Longing, aching, never sleeping,

Tossing and turning around,

The love of my life here is weeping,

Bitter tears abound.


Life went on and so did love,

Still chasing after my dream,

Knowing not my loss, I walk in a daze,

In a delusional feel.


Reality strikes a solid blow,

Like ice upon my sleep warmed face,

Half my life has gone me by.

I awaken from my daze.


My life, a still born child,

Ended before it began,

Never moved around or made a sound,

Unheard, unseen, undone.



Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable. Carl Gustav Jung
Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable. Carl Gustav Jung

Never give up, I tell myself,

It is not yet time to die,

It is a huge world out there,

There is yet hope.


Picking up the bits, I trudge along,

Puzzling the pieces together,

The words of my mother ring in my ears,

“Don’t fly away on a feather!”

This Poem is intended to portray the day dreamy, hazy , fantasy world of some young people, living in that twilight word between dreams and reality.

Thoughts have tremendous power; we can either create or destroy with that power. It is important to control and channelize this energy in the right direction. Dreams by themselves are not wasteful; some great works of art or literature have been birthed there.   In order to harness our thought processes productively we need to learn to program our minds.We become successful individuals when we drive our thoughts and emotions instead of them driving us!!

If dreams are your power bases,  dream on.. make a vision... make it work..


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vydyulashashi 6 years ago from Hyderabad,India

a creative thought and beautiful one

god bless u


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Thank you Shashi, That is very encouraging. God bless you too!


preetharayan 6 years ago

Thought provoking! Hats off to your writing skills..


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Preetha! good to see you again, thank you for the visit and the compliment. I am truly encouraged! God bless!


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embee77 6 years ago

This is a lovely piece on dreams and goals. Your words, your graphics, and your quotes are beautiful. As a world-class dreamer, I especially connect to what you say about the power of thoughts to create or destroy, and the need to control our thoughts and emotions, rather than the other way around, if we want to be productive. Very wise indeed. Keep thinking and dreaming. Many thanks.


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Wow thanks embee , good to see you here again. I am glad to see one more world class dreamer, my kindred spirit. Thoughts are so powerful and need to be harnessed, otherwise they will take you on a whirl.

Thanks for stopping by and adding value to this page!


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meow48 6 years ago from usa

ah, to balance reality with our world of dreams and fantasy.... such is what life is made of. thankyou for expressing it so well. and thanks for answering my question about avatars. love the flower..


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Meow thank you so much for stopping by and adding value to this page. What is a poem if its not read? I am glad that you liked it. Once again this is encouragement for this is really my first attempt. God bless you!


sudha pune 6 years ago

its as though its a continuation to our never ending discussions and talks back then.u always strike a cord sophie.keep up the good work.

love,

sudha.


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Thanks Sudha!! This is a surprise, Wonderful to have struck the cord. Glad to meet you here and I appreciate, this means a lot to me! Thanks for taking the time to come over here and pick up the threads of that never ending conversation, which has been silenced by space ....for long now! God bless!


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Sassypoetic 6 years ago from Katy,Texas

very nice poem, I certainly look forward to reading more of your work...


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Sassypoetic thank you stopping by and reading it. I truly appreciate the compliment. Thank you for the encouragement. God bless you!!


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Daniel J. Neumann 6 years ago from Harrisburg, Pa

Sofs,

Beautiful poem. Dreams hold a special place in my heart. It began my craft/art.

My favorite stanza was:

"I long, I yearn, I imagine,

To know what is in store for me,

That burning urge that chills the spine,

To make this dream forever mine!"

When I read sublime art, I get shivers down my spine. It's like my brain gets an overload of emotions... and I never grow tired of it.

Thanks for sharing this,

Dan


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Daniel, this is sending shivers down my spine, shivers of a pleasant kind. I really want to thank you from the very depth of my heart,as I can feel this has come from the depth of yours. This is wonderful, actually I am a little lost for words. It means a lot to me! (This is my very first poem after a gap of 20 years!!)


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

The power of dreams.. I have written my best poetry work in a dream state lol; but it has to do with rest over clarity more than fantasy. Nice work Sofs.. Cheers.. poetry works well for you.


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Thank you Pearldiver, it is very encouraging to see my very first attempt 'work well'. I am motivated to write more, because of people like you. Thank you and God Bless!!


ralwus 6 years ago

Keep writing.


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Thanks once again Ralwus, you are an encourager!!


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ahorseback 6 years ago

Hello sofs , I am glad I found your words or you mine ! anyway yur writing is very interesting and makes me want to read more. I like this.


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sofs 6 years ago Author

The strange rambling of the mind is always interesting, and it has a life of its own, it needs to be tethered and driven to engage in productive work, that's what I tried to do. Glad you liked this, thank you A horse back and God bless!


ralwus 6 years ago

Where do you think my stuff comes from anyway. Sometimes I have the need to get up in the wee hours and write. Lovely. yes.


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Hi ralwus, (walrus) Yup, I guess it comes from the same place, but I am too lazy to get up and write in the night though it runs amok! It always comes back to you!! More than the thoughts I feel the emotions fill up and are ready to break loose and that's when you have to get hand to keyboard!! IT is wonderful to have you back here!! THank You!!


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days leaper 6 years ago from england

Super poem. I wish I'd read it ten years ago. It might have woke me up abit! Dreaming, or living out a wish for a particular life can seem rewarding at the time, but if you/I etc. don't start to and keep working to reach these goals (aka. dreams) then we may one day wake up to find the actual chance/s passed by some time ago.

the saying 'procrastination is the theif of time' comes to mind.

Keep writing.


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Hi John! You have summed it up so well! I wish I had written it a decade ago myself wouldn't have wasted a lot of time... but the beauty lies in being able to learn from every situation and picking yourself up and carrying on.... not mourning over what is lost


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK

Beautiful poem.


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Thank you Leni sands, do appreciate your stopping by and letting me know.


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Jason R. Manning 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

This is a very personal sort of poem you have shared, but that’s what makes the craft unique and loved. It is interesting how often pain produces beauty. I enjoyed this, thank you.


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Jason, this is not so much personal, as it a common experience of those who live in a dream and cannot grasp or enjoy the here and the now. How great a part of our lives passes us by while we chase deluding dreams...Thanks Jason for visiting and letting me know that you did enjoy your visit. God bless you!!


Love_Dreamer 5 years ago

Pure beautiful.


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sofs 5 years ago Author

Thank you love dreamer.. and welcome to HP! Best wishes to you!


martyna 4 years ago

that was boring i didn't undderstand any word so stop writing poems you are a loser as you now i thougt your porm will be a lot better i have to right something good for my homework but i cant use anything from it so as you kknow stop writing poems your poems suck


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Love you! Life does suck at times! Have a wonderful day! :)

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