Whispering of wishes ........poetry

These unspoken promises
these dreams
these desires are but a solo
journey to solitude
and you will learn
dreams are for small boys
and fools

The boy will grow to a man
the dreams fall by the way
that beauty that you dream of
but an illusion
and that all love is but
a ruse ?

Love ends up in but one smile
that dream but a silent
dust covered vision
and the all important lesson
dreams are but empty vessels
sailing upon a bottomless

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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Ed this is very thought provoking. I still dream and I am certainly not a young man. But now I enjoy my dreams for what they are -- empty vessels.

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janshares 2 years ago from Washington, DC

Life is fleeting, especially in our dreams. Always a pleasure to read your work, ahorseback. Voted up, beautiful, and interestng.

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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Great lines and a compulsion to wrestle with the reality that "empty vessels sailing upon a bottomless sea" aptly describes our dreams. Good work!

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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Lovely poetry but - - - - (well, if that's what you want to think . . . )

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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Hi Eric , I like to instill thought provoking poetry because my mind races so , forgive me ? . Dreams should never be empty vessels my friend , I was but "in a mood " !LOL

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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is a piece that grabs you and makes me want to say, " What would we do without dreams? " I hope you got it all out of your system? Now smile, ok..Cheers.

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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

janshares , Thank you and yes , dreams are forever !

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