The Daydream

January 15, 2012
By EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath


I stretch out my wings,
Flap, and you're gone,
An inconspicuous speck
Growing smaller below me.
Up here, you cannot hurt me.
Up here, I am strong.
Up here is my safe place
Where I am an eagle
Until reality brings me tumbling home.



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on Mar. 18 2013 at 8:27 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Thank you! You have no idea how much that means to me! I love Emily Dickinson, and indeed I believe this poem was inspired by her. I'm not positive, but I know I've taken inspiration from her before. She had a truely magical way with words.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 18 2013 at 2:16 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

This is exactly how I feel just about every day. "Reality brings me tumbling home"—beautiful. Too, I must day you have some Emily Dickson in you and your poetry. 

on Feb. 15 2013 at 11:32 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Well, I sure do.

on Feb. 14 2013 at 9:56 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

This is from when I first started writing poetry seriously and it remains one of my favorites. I'm really glad you like it! :D

on Feb. 13 2013 at 2:26 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

"Tumbling home" = super. This one is so simple yet so powerful.... I read this one thrice :D

on Jan. 15 2013 at 10:03 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Thank you so much! :D That really means a lot to me :333333333333 You have no idea how happy that made me!

on Jan. 10 2013 at 6:10 am
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
67 articles 0 photos 211 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

haha. *write, is what i meant.

on Jan. 10 2013 at 6:09 am
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
67 articles 0 photos 211 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

now i'm going to read everything you right. beautiful!

on Apr. 13 2012 at 4:35 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Thanks! :D

butterfly123 said...
on Apr. 12 2012 at 2:11 am
butterfly123, Banglore, Other
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hey!

beautiful poem! it flows really well. most of all i love its title. great work and keep writing XD!


on Mar. 9 2012 at 4:26 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Thank you for commenting, I always appreciate it when people give me suggestions about my writing. And that line's been bugging me a bit to. Of course, I only noticed the problem once it got posted-figures :)

on Mar. 6 2012 at 9:52 am
FluteFreak SILVER, Auburn, Indiana
8 articles 0 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Insanity just adds a little spice to life!" -Me

This is an awesome poem; I almost felt like I was flying while reading it. Although I do agree with snaomi about "up here is my safe place" it does throw the poem off a bit. Mayberry moving Otto directly after "growing smaller below me"?

on Jan. 29 2012 at 4:25 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Yay! Thanks!

on Jan. 29 2012 at 4:17 pm
gossimergrrl BRONZE, Grosse Ile, Michigan
3 articles 1 photo 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hamlet: Oh God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams." -William Shakespeare

I get really strong, really free feeling from this. Uplifting!

on Jan. 26 2012 at 2:18 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Thanks. That's the great thing about daydreams, they take you places you could never go otherwise.

on Jan. 26 2012 at 1:43 pm
babyrex4 SILVER, Buffalo, New York
5 articles 6 photos 191 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"You may only be someone in the world, but to someone else, you may be the world.\"

Author Unknown

I think the whole poem was great! It made me feel like I was in the daydream!

on Jan. 26 2012 at 9:04 am
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

Thank you :)

on Jan. 22 2012 at 10:12 am
EthanCalhoun PLATINUM, Fairview, New Jersey
30 articles 0 photos 36 comments
I agree with Kimberly but the last 3 lines i think are very good

on Jan. 21 2012 at 8:11 pm
Kimberlywrites BRONZE, Waikoloa, Hawaii
2 articles 3 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
For we have not been given a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

II Timothy 1:7

I love the first three lines. They are beautiful!

on Jan. 21 2012 at 1:21 pm
snaomi PLATINUM, Cheshire, Connecticut
43 articles 0 photos 38 comments
I really like this poem - it has some great images and emotion behind it. The only line I didn't feel like was quite as strong as the others is "up here is my safe place" - the passive verb makes it somewhat less aggressive than the rest. What do you think of going straight from "up here, I am strong" to "Up here I am an eagle"? Nice work!




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