Wingéd Trips

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  1. Alais

    Alais Well-Known Member

    Witness the sorrows of a heart
    bleeding quick upon life’s featherbed.
    My tears will sprout pale tufted wings;
    my pain will cause their spread.

    Lifting off in flight I find
    my soul’s tethered to my heart,
    and I circle through the land of dreams
    that seem more works of art

    to sail on rainbow-colored seas and
    fly through cotton-candy clouds.
    No war, no hunger, hate or greed,
    just that which love allows.

    Repeatedly these wingéd trips
    tour dreams both day and night
    ‘til living in reality
    becomes a tiresome fight.

    So….I dip my toes in champagne seas.
    I play Clue with the lion and lamb.
    The chimpanzees all braid my hair
    while the toucans tap out telegrams.

    Why struggle to exist in truth
    when truth is sharp and hard?
    It bites at you and makes you bleed
    with an ice-cold disregard.

    I find I wish on my next flight
    my wings would shake and fold
    and I would plunge toward the ground
    where more than dreams explode.

    Instead….I’m dining with the President.
    I’m swimming in grape-flavored Jell-O-O.
    I know that I’m going to wake up again.
    Now I scream in an oratorio!

    In a nightmare painted by van Gogh

    Of nighttime painted death rows.
  2. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    Hey Terry,
    Sorry I wasn't thinking this morning.. I sent your review via PM.. I gave you a "B" and told you it needs a little refining, but overall I liked it!!
  3. L108935

    L108935 Well-Known Member

    Wow, I like this poem. You're a good poet.
  4. justafool

    justafool Well-Known Member

    You express your poetic sensibility very, very well. I would like to see even stronger emotions expressed, though, because I'm sure you would do a beautiful job with it.
  5. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Fun, funny and profound. Good work!
  6. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    lovely poem :arms:
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