Paradise Illusion



Arriving finally,
shrouded
of infinity, born

Speaking into the air,
eternal
purest in form

Reclaiming a throne
unsheathing a sword

The hourglass breaks
in the eyes of a coward



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The stars bearing witness to acts in the night
deeds in the darkness, observed by the sky
I tried to avoid them, those millions of eyes
I tried to escape them, believe me I tried



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What kind of design
dictates such suffering?
Under a knowing sky,
we attempt understanding

The universe plays music
for a supernova dance,
paying tribute to a child
never given a chance



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First breath laced with fire

surrounded by pain

Struggle through life

every moment a fight

escaping nightmares

seeking dreams

Paradise sighted

just beyond clouds

to what ends

by what means

will we achieve

our internal illusions

of Heavenly things

awaken from sleep

sleep to awake

into illusions again

made real by hope

given life, Paradise



© copyright Ben D.A 2011

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Like a multidimensional dream, I feel like morphing from one form to another, falling through the walls and finding myself in entirely different places and times... A beauty!


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sonia05 4 years ago from india

Another great poem from your excellent collection!! Your words have been beautifully woven to create magic and touch hearts and it has surely touched mine!! My favorite lines are :

"What kind of design

dictates such suffering?

Under a knowing sky,

we attempt understanding

The universe plays music

for a supernova dance,

paying tribute to a child

never given a chance"

awesome and voted up too!


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BenWritings 4 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Randy, you surprised me. I have missed your presence on my hubs :]


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Randy Behavior 4 years ago from Near the Ocean

Lots of good stuff Ben. Love the million eyes and the child without a chance.


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BenWritings 4 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

ardie - that made me smile, thanks so much :D


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Absolutely beautiful - he's baaaa-aaack. I love the song you chose to go with the poems. A perfect fit.


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BenWritings 4 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

klanguedoc - thanks for reading and following :]

Laura - I appreciate the visit thank you

Susan - Nice to see you here and thank you, I'm glad it had an impact. That's all I want


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Ben I've read many of your poems. This one really touched me and is beautiful!


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Laura Matkin 4 years ago from Laceys Spring, Alabama

The stars bearing witness to acts in the night

deeds in the darkness, observed by the sky

I tried to avoid them, those millions of eyes

I tried to escape them, believe me I tried

I love this.. Great work


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klanguedoc 4 years ago from Canada

It is a beautiful poem. Great imagery.

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