The Handshake (poem)

I travel through a world of make-believe

That started when I shook a stranger’s hand

And from that instant all the world was grand

And dreams were waiting for me to conceive

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Each day another marvel to fulfill

The nights were cast with dancing mid the stars

The dreams of countless minions were all ours

And with each turn we stirred another thrill

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Then passed the day when things began to fray

When what was real would smash into my face

And there I stood alone and out of place

As madness chased reality away

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I’m forced to watch my blessings meet the tide

In silent torment of the day I died

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Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Mhatter99

"When what was real would smash into my face" Powerful imagery. Broken dreams

Voted up and awesome

Take care :)


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

MH, I must say that your careful selection of music and poetry was quite obvious. The correlation between the two was, lack of better words, plain brilliant! Excellent job, I am honored to be following you! Voted up and some, and sharing with followers!


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Phelcky 4 years ago from Denmark

Fantastic poem Mhatter!

I especially liked: "And there I stood alone and out of place as madness chased reality away"


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Mhatter, this is very good! I salute you friend!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

This is very powerful and it is also very beautiful even although creating strong images of heartbreak. You bring back to us all the all consuming pain when hopes have gone.

Voted up + awesome!!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Wow - stirring write. The end took me by surprise and I always love when that happens.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

A great poem, simply beautiful.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Chilling poetry. I loved it..


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Once again you wrote an amazing poem. Voted up again!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Made me think of that hooded guy known as death with his scythe creeping along from behind.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Excellent and it really got my attention when I read the line "When what was real would smash into my face".


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Powerful imagery indeed

A work of Art..


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

A friend in need is a friend in deed...


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Did death pull this person through the door to death? It is an image that leaves me to think twice before shaking someone's hand.

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