Poem - Anything But Reality

Anything But Reality

The world is a memory
Anything but reality
The world is a dream
Anything but reality

The past a blessing
Anything but reality
The past a curse
Is this our
reality?

But what is real?
What we see and hear?
Or what we think and feel?

The future full of hope
Anything but reality
The only way to cope
Anything but reality

Mankind's secret world
Locked in our own minds
So much more than we see
Living behind closed blinds

But what is real?
What we see and hear?
Or what we think and feel?

Living in the past
With someone who is gone
Dreaming of a future
Hoping to right a wrong

Always where we're from
Or where we're going
Never where we are
Always ignoring

But what is real?
What we see and hear?
Or what we think and feel?

Thoughts and emotions
Who we really are
All our little secrets
Will they be your memoir?

Your pain is my pain
My tears are your tears
Our hopes to be shared
As we admit our fears

Give me your hand
So I can feel something real
We are God's creation
Is it something we can see or feel?

 

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Fiddleman 6 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Good work and a great poem, full of expression.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Fiddleman...


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aware 6 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

We are great creators .Not the greatest . But certainly not slouchers .I think that's one reason we search and hope for a master creator. We make the real.But even reality doesn't last forever. If eternal is a criteria for being real . then all this is just a dream.

enjoyed your poem

made me think.good job

ray


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thanks aware... I was also exploring the "real" world which is what people think but do not reveal to one another. Our fears; our hopes; our madness.... what we see is so much an act...

It becomes real when we feel pain.... but are we real to each other? Would we or could we allow it to happen? There is too much judgement in the world in the name of the creator... the one that may not even exist.


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aware 6 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

you are real 2 days ago i became aware of that. since then ive enjoyed reading your words.

and yes there might not be a god ,there might be many. and maybe just maybe we might create one. a real one.

ray


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Oh I'm real alright... I feel stress every day so I know I exist! Ha... I appreciate your comments. I'm just trying to live with a heightened awareness of life because there are so many things that numb our senses. By attempting to write about it all it forces your real opinions to the surface; and by putting them on a forum you are challenging those opinions....

Creating a real God... hmmmm.... interesting....

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