The Perfect Dream (tanka)

A man lived a dream

He thought exceedingly perfect

He wished its return

But it wasn’t so perfect

After two eternities

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annart 24 months ago from SW England

No good living in a dream! We must have them to aspire to but then life has to be followed in reality.



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billybuc 24 months ago from Olympia, WA

So much said with so few words. Well done, Martin!

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Faith Reaper 24 months ago from southern USA

Wow, Mh, profound one, but living in a dream cannot be perfect for it is but a dream ...

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God bless

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DJ Anderson 24 months ago

If we have not our dreams and aspirations, then we have nothing.

Two eternities is a very long time.


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tillsontitan 24 months ago from New York

We can never go back, dream or otherwise.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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Ghaelach 24 months ago

Sometimes it would be nice to turn back the wheels of time, but then again would it be a wise thing to do!

Jimmy..........................aka Ghaelach

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bravewarrior 24 months ago from Central Florida

Be careful what you wish for!

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ocfireflies 24 months ago from North Carolina


Good to see you. Love your poem and the message it conveys.



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PurvisBobbi44 24 months ago from Florida

You are so talented and you continue to amaze me.

Bobbi Purvis

I will pin this on my re-pin board on Pinterest and Twitter.

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travmaj 24 months ago from australia

Wow - much to think about here - can't live in dreams I guess but it would be nice.

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vkwok 22 months ago from Hawaii

More wisdom than words in this tanka. Thumbs up!

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