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Ex-Dreamer

September 13, 2021
By SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]


The dreamer sits

Locked away in a cage of her own thoughts

Staring out the window

Dreaming of freedom

And things to be

And things that could be

And things that were 

But not of things that are

The dreamer watches

And dreams

Day after day the dreamer watches the sun

And moon

In a constant cycle, a constant battle

And the dreamer watches the land

With wind and growth and change

Fyre and water and life

And the dreamer waits

And waits

Until she is very old

And she hates her dreams, for they are honeyed lies

And then she dies


Another dreamer watches out his window

But he is not content to dream

And he breaks his window

And he runs free

Free in the wind

And free in the water

And free in the fyre

And he exists in what is

For what is is beautiful

And he is free


But the first dreamer never knew how to break her glass

And so her dreams grew

Then ripened

Then rotted

And the once sweet taste turned sour on her tongue

And she found that her dreams 

Her promises of someday freedom

Were sweet tasting lies

And they were false comfort to chase away the tears

And she wanted to die

So her dreams would go away

And she got as old and as rotten

As her fallen dreams

And her salty tears

Were all she had left

To chase away the longing


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on Sep. 15 2021 at 8:30 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

i know. i have plans, i just hate dreams. my plans im already working on. when i dream i think about a better future and promise myself someday, someday it will be true. the more i say it, the less true it sounds and the more it hurts.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 14 2021 at 8:42 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
153 articles 41 photos 1019 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

I've been learning the difference between goals and dreams, how you better let your dreams turn to goals and let your goals turn to reality or you ain't ever getting past your own head sister.