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The strangest dream

There hangs a skillfully carved
Crescent of a moon upon
A silver string that is tied off
Somewhere beyond that place
Where wretched reality stops and
The essence of a dream begins
Where the invisible forms
Of wistful giants stroll around the
Vibrant center of the universe

The moon floats in a
Frozen lake of solitude
Like a crystal eye that keeps
Vigil before the darkness
Its chalky face is glistening
Not marred like ours
Save for the etchings of words
That were spoken at the moment
When the somber director signaled
For time to begin

Cynical crows laugh sardonically
And fly at the atmosphere
And bicentennial trees reach down
Half-heartedly with their roots
And hooded spirits pace through
Fields of paper flowers
And what's left of life drips
Slowly into an endless chasm

There is a forgotten station
That is fading away
Bombarded by celestially tragic
Drops of rain
It sends off weeping trains that
Leave red petals in their wake
Each one disappearing into
That unreachable horizon

From a good walking distance
Away from that world
It has a mien that resembles
Sadly true philosophy

For although a circle of dreams
Is the most beautiful
It can even bring a crystal tear
To the sober seraph's eye

For places like this place
For dreams like this dream
It is with regret and
With a retired sigh
That one must give
His heartfelt goodbye




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misssabrina said...
Jul. 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm:
I could feel your emotion in this piece, it was written very beautifully. I enjoyed reading it, and look forward to reading more of your work.
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 6, 2010 at 9:25 am :
Thank you very much; I'm flattered!
 
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MercedesXO said...
Jul. 28, 2010 at 11:03 am:
wow. very intelligently written, and absolutely amazing and creative ways with imagery. i greatly enjoyed this, and you are a very talented writer. nice work:)
 
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Surrealist14 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm:
Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I love your energy, and your imagery
 
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Supernova7 said...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm:
I love the mental image it creates. well done could you please comment on my work?
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm :
All I can say is, it made me cry. :)
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 9, 2011 at 11:34 am :

Really? I didn't know it was that powerful.

I've really enjoyed your comments, and I'm off to read more of your work. :)

 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 9, 2011 at 10:36 pm :
People rarely know their own power.
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 9:34 am :

Ah, yes. That's true with a lot of the people and writers I know.

It's a pity, however, that most poet geniuses (Walt Whitman and Robert Frost) are extremely egotistical.

 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 9:34 am :
Were, that it, I guess.
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm :
I think a better policy is to be humble, people like you more.
 
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