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Savannah Oakes United States (4/27/2013 1:13:00 PM)

Daydreaming

I took it all to heart,
each hasty smile,
every modest gesture,
each syllable of dispassionate word,
to a stage where even I was persuaded,
the rays veiling your face,
in perfect symmetry,
were by your own hand.

Hell—you were the rays, as you were
the smile, the gesture, and the word.
Everything created, then destroyed
by your own unadulterated hand.
Such feats you could reach.
I coveted you so,
for what were you incapable?
—but all only in my sight.

Now I mistrust.
There are words I thought were spoken
and actions I thought were displayed
by you—but also me.
Illusions and Trickery
by me—but not you.
I see it now:
how you were a dream,
borne of a skeptic in dangerous reverie.

This guise I had burdened upon you,
how could I be so thoughtless?
For it had seemed,
that when I said move
—you moved.
And when I said speak
—you spoke.

How does something appearing
so concrete, so essential
be confused with truth?
How can you savor another's words
and have them be your own?
How could I be so selfish,
with dreams of distant realms—
but forget it.
Happiness has gained on me,
now knowing the best of truth.

I hear no more whispers,
no more apparitions of smiles,
gestures, or words—
no matter how hollow,
cryptic or empty—
such trivial necessities,
conceived by a fool
in want of an actor.

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  • Rookie - 7 Points Shaun William Hayes (4/28/2013 3:24:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    A deep insight worked through to wisdom, then expressed poetically from the heart and soul. A rare gift. Thank you.
    Shaun.

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    • Rookie - 7 Points Savannah Oakes (4/29/2013 9:29:00 PM) Post reply

      Thanks, all comments are appreciated! I actually changed a few lines if you wanna take a look at my page.

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