Never Sell Your Soul to Dreams

November 8, 2011
By eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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A dream will not be truthful nor sincere,
nor will forgive those welcomers of pain
who err by turning to reality,
to all that lies beneath the heaven's reign.
A dream can have no shoulder to cry on,
nor lends a helping hand when you grow old.
A dream cannot be solid nor be touched.
How does it hide your stone-hard looming load?
Oft it will never vanish nor will leave.
But if it does it shatters in sharp shards
of drunken love, of pain long lost. Alas!—
our nature is so; beware what it guards.
Don’t ever sell your soul to dreams, they say.
If only I had listened; now, I pray.


The author's comments:
This sonnet is inspired by Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Love is Not All."

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eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 26 2011 at 9:10 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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Thanks! I really like your work, too :)

on Dec. 26 2011 at 9:03 pm
Karles_Ivy PLATINUM, Sunnyside, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Sometimes the bully isn’t the captain of the cheerleaders or the girl who for some reason has it out for only you; sometimes the worst bully of them all is you.- Karles_Ivy

This is sooo amazing.! I agree with ArtemisVale, I'm so jealous of your poem.!. Really awesome job, and thanks for reading my piece.

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 23 2011 at 1:33 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
11 articles 0 photos 116 comments
Thanks =] Your feedback is really meaningful for me.

on Dec. 23 2011 at 1:24 pm
ArtemisVale GOLD, Paris, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." - Oscar Wilde

I think you did a pretty good job considering you chose to write about dreams and anytime a writer chooses that as a subject it can easily turn cheesy. However the fact that wrote about it in a more negative point of view without going into the idea of "nightmares" makes it an original piece, so I commend you for that :)

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 23 2011 at 12:02 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
11 articles 0 photos 116 comments
Thank you! I was worried it was too cliche (haha)..but in all seriousness, what do you think?

on Dec. 23 2011 at 10:12 am
ArtemisVale GOLD, Paris, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." - Oscar Wilde

Absolutly great!!! True emotion and meaning just radiates from the poem and, once again, I'mjealous I didn't write this!! Keep it up, I love your work!

on Dec. 19 2011 at 7:33 pm
Callaghan PLATINUM, Medford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.
-Marcus Zusak, The Book Thief

no problem! And thanks, same!

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 19 2011 at 4:10 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
11 articles 0 photos 116 comments
Haha thanks.. I love your work a lot, too

on Dec. 19 2011 at 4:04 pm
Callaghan PLATINUM, Medford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.
-Marcus Zusak, The Book Thief

 Oh my goodness, not really, Its really amazing the way it is! (Sorry, I know that wasn't helpful)

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 18 2011 at 9:00 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
11 articles 0 photos 116 comments
Thanks :) Do you have any suggestions for how I could improve it?

on Nov. 19 2011 at 9:45 am
Callaghan PLATINUM, Medford, Massachusetts
41 articles 8 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.
-Marcus Zusak, The Book Thief

Wow! this is really good! it sound so classic!


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