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A Poem- Reality stops the fantasy

Updated on September 15, 2011
Find yourself in your pain....and know that you will find what you need to be okay.
Find yourself in your pain....and know that you will find what you need to be okay. | Source

Take a moment to realize what you are made of...

The world isn't always bright and cheerful
The world isn't always bright and cheerful | Source
Sometimes the road takes you down a path that is hard to handle and understand
Sometimes the road takes you down a path that is hard to handle and understand | Source
You feel as though you are alone in a field
You feel as though you are alone in a field | Source
and kept away from every dream you had.
and kept away from every dream you had. | Source
The key to surviving the heartache, is to know that even in the dark, you can shine.
The key to surviving the heartache, is to know that even in the dark, you can shine. | Source
Follow the path back into the light
Follow the path back into the light | Source
The journey will bring you home and make you strong.
The journey will bring you home and make you strong. | Source

Rapture me in silence...

Take the time to look around

I take a moment without any sounds.

No one yelling-

No more tears-

No more hoping for more than has been brought over the years.


Reality stops the fantasy-

Takes away the dream,

Takes away the hope,

That gave the strength to believe.


I withdraw,

I escape-

I pretend that the pain melts away.


After I finish pretending,

Reality still waits for me.

But no one understands what I cannot be.


Try to explain what hurts,

The neglect- torchers who I am,

And is why I could not make it in that world.

Being guided by your hand..


It is hard to believe in yourself,

When you are only told what you can no longer own.

You begin to forget about yourself.

And the truth as to where it is, that is truly home.


You gave your best,

You lived in their compromise,

It was never enough,

You were always on borrowed time.


I hurt as people lie,

I feel ashamed for what they made me believe,

I wish I never heard their words,

To allow them to rapture me.


One minute you were golden-

Then you realize it wasn’t you.

It was never in your favor-

It was never about making your dreams come true.


Truthful as you were-

Your truth could not compete with their lies.

Your face is weaker than the truth that is hidden,

Beneath the deceit and disguise.


Friend you thought you found,

A confidante worth confiding in.

But when the meaning of what they are comes to light,

You feel the pain of their sins.


Anger turns to hurt,

More hurt than they will ever know.

Because it is about more than this,

It’s about the reality of the hate which they have shown.


Sit in silence, when no one is around.

Let the truth sink in,

Careful you don’t make a sound.


The silence reminds you that you are all alone.

That the world is not your friend,

And it was never a place to call home.


Don’t allow them to see you struggle,

Don’t let out the tears which you hide.

Don’t let them know that they got to you,

Never let the tears escape from your eyes.


Protect the dignity that you have been stripped of.

Stand back up alone.

Make your way into the future-

With no direction of where to turn


Tell myself it will get better,

Tell myself I will bounce back

Tell myself it wasn’t me,

Or anything that they said I lack.


It was never about me,

I was never going to win.

I was never going to get to the top,

Being fed the lies they made me believe in.


Rapture me in silence,

Smoother me in the light.

Give me the strength to get up again,

And continue to be what I know is right.

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    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Midnight Lights- thanks for the beautiful comment. I love what you have written here and thank you for reading my work, I truly appreciate it.

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      Midnight Lights 

      6 years ago from USA

      Reality can be cruel, it can be kind. What makes it what it is will be determined by your mind. If you let what others do to you when bad turn you blue, you give in to what is cruel. If you turn your back and let them regret, then you win the life that's right for you. You can play with bullies or you can walk away and find a better reality. Not that it's easy, because unfortunately, there are alot of bad people in the world and life is by far not as easy as we would like. We don't just all get that silver spoon with the greatest friends or family, and some that do get all that are just as miserable, because they do not appreciate what they do have and can never be happy. Never stop trying to find happiness, it's the only sanity you have left. Don't give into the corruptness, unless that's the path you want to choose in life. There are good people in life, I've found them from time to time - but we can't always keep them - they have their separate lives... their own families, not enough time anymore.. they hurt too and know it hurts you.. but there's nothing they can do... they are tired too. Life is not peaches and cream, and yes, that is reality. Time to smell the roses! Great poem. Very insightful.

      ~Midnight Lights

    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      6 years ago from Lone Star State

      bobby2ddub, thanks for the comment. I can see you truly did get the full perspective of the poem, and I am glad that you enjoyed it. Reality is far less appealing than fantasy, but we can not stay in our own world forever-we must make appearances here to survive.

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      bobby2ddub 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Very nice Ms Porter. Reality always waits for everyone, and Ends our trip to that beautiful place we all go to when we want happiness. Reality is cruel, and totally unfair. With all the people in the world, it still at times makes you feel all alone. But like you said in your poem, it was never meant to be called home.... Very well written, thank you for sharing..

    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      6 years ago from Lone Star State

      What do you mean? Writing or Life?

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      Emma Zimmer 

      6 years ago from USA

      But remember, it can always be better

    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Emma Zimmer, Thanks... and no problem... :)

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      Emma Zimmer 

      6 years ago from USA

      Okay. You write very well, and you are good at putting meaning into your writing, thanks for everything,

      ~Emmy

    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Emma, First off...Never apologize for how you perceive things (whether it be writing or anything else). How a person feels/relates/sees writing and life in general, speaks wonders about who they are, how they think and what they are or have experienced in their life. I asked the question to see your response. I did not say you were wrong about the poem. In fact you are right on.

      The poem is about learning that this world is not everything that you thought it to be and not understanding why people lie, cheat and rob you of your rights/ your earnings. It is about choosing to take a different road to your destiny, and discovering that the road hurts, and people you thought had your best interest in mind, really did not and were pretending for their own selfish benefit. The poem describes that pain, the confusion, the journey to understand a personality that is nothing close to your own. It describes coming to terms with admitting that you are different and being okay with that and not letting the lack of understanding on others parts, destroy the best parts of you, but rather you grow from the pain and lies that others tell, to make yourself a more complete version of yourself.

      If the poem means something different to you, good...at least it means something that you can relate to. That is all that is important. :) If you have time- I wrote poem called Because I- A poem about life... the poem is first written and then broken up to include explanation as to what it means... First read it without the explanation and draw your conclusion- then read what the words meant to me... The only time I will ever explain a poem is if the conclusion is not anything what I intended it to be from a writers perspective (in a negative way), otherwise, I hope everyone that reads anything I write can relate on some level :) Thanks again for reading :)

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      Emma Zimmer 

      6 years ago from USA

      I guess i pulled from the poem a sence of confussion. You are trying to reach hard for something that you know little about, you don't understand the calling to you from someone who is hard to see, and hard to grasp. if you are religious, i am not talking about 'god or God' i am talking about something eles.

      if i am wrong about the poems meaning, then i am sorry... I thought you were talking about something eles.

      ~Emmy

    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Hi Emma, what did you get from this poem? meaning, what did you draw from it and what do you believe it means?

      I want to learn how you relate to other peoples worlds and words (which is the reason for the questions) :) Let me know, and I will then share with you what situation caused the creation of this hub.

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      Emma Zimmer 

      6 years ago from USA

      Hi, I understand your need for something unreachable. I get it. I know right now you are looking at the computer screen, and all you see is alot a word, maybe nothing more. but if you want to slap that realityness in the face i understand you then, if you like it, i don't understand. Read my hub called 'The Colors of Blue' maybe you will find your fantisy. I hope you do. PLEASE leave a comment on my hubs, thanks

      ~Emmy Zimmer

    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Ghaelach- Good Afternoon... truth is always the best choice, but for some it is also the harder one to choose. I hope that you are right and this world is more than the cruelty that so many show. It is, just a temporary stop-worth enjoying for the pleasure which is provided when we are not looking. Thanks for commenting and for stopping by to read my poem.

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      Ghaelach 

      7 years ago

      Morning H.C.Porter.

      I think we all go through life with the fight that is the right against the wrong or "The Truth against The Lie". In the end truth will prevail, if not we are in for a hard time.

      This earth is not home as we are only visitors and here for a very short time and then move on on our journey through the universe of time.

      Take care and have a nice.

      LOL Ghaelach

    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Poetic Fool, I appreciate your comment. Very true- life is experienced by many-even when we feel completely alone in our situations, we need to remind ourselves that others have come before us and have survived...

    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      7 years ago from Lone Star State

      dallas93444 , Thank you- and perhaps we do... reality is what we want it to become I suppose... (whether or not it is in our head) Thanks for coming by and for commenting, I appreciate the feedback.

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      Poetic Fool 

      7 years ago

      I felt this poem. It's an eloquent expression of what many have gone through. Not that I am trying to lesson your experience, I just fear it is common to the human condition. Trying to stay true to yourself and find true friendship is hard enough without trying to fit into the phony world about us. Thanks for sharing. It was beautiful!

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Perhaps we own our individual "reality." Great article. Flag up!

    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      7 years ago from Lone Star State

      wytegarillaz, I am glad I hopped up on you- thanks for taking the time to read and to comment- I am honored and glad that you enjoyed my work :)

    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      7 years ago from Lone Star State

      mckbirdbks - tempered steel works :) Thanks for the comment and for reading

    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      7 years ago from Lone Star State

      writer20- thanks for reading and for commenting- I appreciate the feedback and your time

    • H.C Porter profile imageAUTHOR

      Holly 

      7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Cagsil- thanks for the comments, both here and on FB... Being scorn happens... it is the realizing that people are not who they appeared to be that truly sucks... I am doing fine now, and I know that all happens for a reason :)

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      wytegarillaz 

      7 years ago from Australia

      I enjoyed your hub . I found you while hub hopping !

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      mckbirdbks 

      7 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      tempered steel is the strongest

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      writer20 

      7 years ago

      Great poem and I'm sure you're going bounce right up.

      vote up.

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      Cagsil 

      7 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Holly, very beautifully written. There's a lot expressed in your poem about how reality stops the fantasy. However, the resilience we each possess is truly incredible and the wisdom we can obtain is limitless. I'm truly sorry you've been scorned badly and can only offer positive thoughts about your future. You're a wonderful lady who truly cares and understands what's right. Just keep pushing forward and you'll find the true support you would love to have. Voted up! :)

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