Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Escape From Reality - Poem by Stanley Cooper

To awaken from our life-long dream
And discover the world as it is
We would receive a reality gleam
That reality is well worth the miss

We choose to keep the world out of sight
And continue to dream our years through
Clearly we need this reality flight
Of reality we don’t want a clue

So slumber we will to avoid what exists
Reality is not that great
The world in its state has gone far amiss
So we’ll dream to ameliorate


Comments about Escape From Reality by Stanley Cooper

  • Rajnish Manga (11/1/2016 3:12:00 AM)


    Very well crafted poem with perfect rhyme. The theme reflects flippancy of human nature vis-a-vis realities of life. Thanks for sharing it. (Report) Reply

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  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (8/14/2016 3:16:00 PM)


    Yes, dreams are more real than life. I liked your poem. It is so nice. (Report) Reply

  • Liza Sudina (8/14/2016 1:27:00 PM)


    Of course reality of this world is just a small part of Reality of higher worlds with which we may communicate via dreams! (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (8/14/2016 7:35:00 AM)


    Without dreaming.......dreaming.....and dreaming, imaginatively, what reality in real life can we realize? In my view, dreaming is part of reality, what ever form it appears. Quite imaginative and thought provoking. Congrats on being its PoD. (Report) Reply

  • The Princess (8/14/2016 7:29:00 AM)


    When you dream you become in a state of bliss and reality is worth the miss! I agree with Barry, we have visions in our head of what should be which frustrates the hell out of you and me....but maybe God gave us those sweet imaginations so that we can get through the reality of it all! (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton (8/14/2016 6:09:00 AM)


    I agree - reality sucks. Imagination is far better, The trouble is that we can all imagine the world as it should be and that brings frustration and grief. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (8/14/2016 5:46:00 AM)


    Great poem. Every time I write a new one, that is my escape from reality. All of us do it. Congratulations for having this selected as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Judith Blatherwick (8/14/2016 2:47:00 AM)


    Great poem. We all need to escape reality sometimes. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (8/14/2016 12:22:00 AM)


    Dreams are more often much more pleasant. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/14/2016 12:11:00 AM)


    Discover the world! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 11, 2009



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