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Play grounds in our minds

Updated on April 21, 2016

Me Horse by Victor Mavedzenge

In our minds we can be whoever or what ever we want to be
In our minds we can be whoever or what ever we want to be | Source

Playgrounds in our minds

This poem is inspired by the innocence of youth.When we were children, we did not have anything more important to do than to play.It was in playing that we became whom we wanted to be,go anywhere we wanted,in our minds. Adulthood robs us this ability to fully entertain ourselves with our imagination.

As we turn and shift in our sleep
Denying the trouble going on around
Tomorrow is no day to anticipate
Our dreams have become empty sighs
Way out of reach

These play grounds that we create in our minds
Are solitary spaces
Where dreams are born and re-born
Without restraint from the strings of reality
Pain does not exist here

In our minds we talk
In our minds we dance with neither fear nor shyness
In our minds we are free to be who we want to be
Lies do not exist here, nor the pain there of
In these playgrounds in our minds

These playgrounds take us as we are
There is no blame shifting
Or name calling
On the other hand, back biting
There is not even hide and seek
For we have nothing to hide
And these playgrounds are what we seek

When reality leaves us in its dingy dark rooms
Yeah, you will find us there
In these playgrounds in our minds.


Portrait of the Poet

Victor Mavedzenge, Zimbabwean artist/poet.
Victor Mavedzenge, Zimbabwean artist/poet. | Source

About the Poet-Victor Mavedzenge

Victor Mavedzenge is a Zimbabwean artist/poet currently living in the Bay Area, Northern California.

Victor writes about the human condition and is concerned with addressing disparities in society that stem from mis-information and propaganda.

Victor Mavedzenge Abstract painting 2013


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      leigh anns page 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Beautiful poem. I enjoyed reading and listening to the creative. I enjoy my playground often and some of my best times have been spent there. Yes, with the world as we know it, we do need the playground in our mind. Thank you.

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      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @Epigramman.Thank you for taking the time to appreciate my poetry.I am glad you liked the audio too!

      @Saddlerider1. We do need those playgrounds in this ever depressing world.Thanks for passing by.I am glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      7 years ago

      I love this poem. Playgrounds in our Minds, I have played there so many times. I drift into sleep so easily and find another world in my dreams, often I am sad when I have to leave them to awaken to this Mad cruel, cold world of reality. Take me back to Playgrounds in my Mind, pleaseee.

      Rated Up and Awesome..

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      7 years ago lol - I just discovered the 'audio' version now - what a treat that was - I must post this to my Facebook page with a direct link back here - love the production and the background 'ambient' music - this is really one of the best poetic presentations I've ever read/ and now heard at the Hub - thank you for this thrilling experience

      lake erie time 1:10pm

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      7 years ago

      ....well I certainly enjoyed exploring this 'playground' of your mind - and it's true what you say - to be able to retain a childlike innocence and imagination is truly a wonderful thing for any adult - and often that happens when you have kids of your own - not that I know about that - lol - I'm not married and have no kids

      lake erie time ontario canada 12:56pm hope everything is okay for you 'across the pond'


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