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The Perfect Dream (tanka)

Updated on March 2, 2015

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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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      More wisdom than words in this tanka. Thumbs up!

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      travmaj 3 years 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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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years 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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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina


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



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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Be careful what you wish for!

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      Ghaelach 3 years 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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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      We can never go back, dream or otherwise.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

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

      Two eternities is a very long time.


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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

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

      Up +++tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      God bless

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      Ann Carr 3 years 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.