Life is in Your Imagination Sestina

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Life is in Your Imagination Sestina

The world is just your playground
The sidewalk is really a blank canvas
Cars are actually grounded spaceships
Every memory is a mental book
Life is an adventure
Nothing is as it seems

You can take a ride in a spaceship
And soar through the brilliant white pages of a book
You could even paint a picture of a playground
And though it just seems
Like a piece of canvas
It is really an undiscovered adventure

Even if you are too old…or so it seems
Be a kid again and swing from the monkey bars in a playground
Take chances, scrape your knees even though they may be more delicate than canvas
It is just part of your adventure
From when you wrote yourself into a fantasy book
Filled with many a fire breathing dragon and blasting spaceships

Paint your life in vivid colors on a taut piece of canvas
Is this really that crazy of an adventure?
Maybe you could write this all down in a book
But could you truly portray it as it seems?
Or would you make yourself a cosmonaut in a spaceship?
Or an innocent little child in a huge playground?

It is all just chronicled pain and joy in a book
Memories from inside a spaceship
Miniscule trips that you may call an adventure
Rocking on swings in a playground
That is the way it seems
Just like when you painted it on a canvas

Life is just another adventure
Longer than any philosophy book
But more amusing than gliding down a slide on a playground
Because, maybe, everything is as it seems


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Ema Koch





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purpleheart said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 5:04 pm
This is a really good poem. It really portrays imagination well and having fun. I love it!
 
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