Old dreams

Maria Papadopoulou By Maria Papadopoulou, 30th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry

Much to our dismay, sometimes dreams never come true, haunting us forever.

Bottled up inside

All those sunsets and sunrises,
that you were supposed to watch with someone special,
all those pictures that you imagined,
and kept safely in your heart,
secretly hoping that one day,
would appear in front of your eyes in flesh and blood,

all those songs that you kept singing by yourself,
reharsing for the premiere,
where you would manage to make a great entrance,
stealing the spotlight,

the tender touch,
that used to warm your heart,
sending chills to the rest of your body,

all those dreams that helped you escape in your own little paradise,
away from a reality that your soul rejected,
as it was allergic to pain,
have now faded away,

they are grey and old,
full of wrinkles,
staring at you with contempt,
because you refused to let them escape,
and do as they pleased,

you were afraid to let them go,
you kept them inside,
suppressed and abused them,
giving in to reality's emotional blackmail,

and all you have now are those old dreams,
that you didn't trust,
ghosts in the shadows,
forever haunting you,
wherever you go,
whatever you do,

welcome to your own,
carefully structured,
living hell.

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Dreams, Old Dreams, Pain, Poem, Poetry, Reality, Soul

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author avatar Maria Papadopoulou
I am a certified health visitor and i also hold two bachelor degrees in translation as well as a bachelor degree in subtitling.

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author avatar aesoplado
30th Nov 2010 (#)

but dreams keeps us living...

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author avatar Denise O
1st Dec 2010 (#)

They key is to open the heart.
Good read my friend.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Maria Papadopoulou
4th Dec 2010 (#)

aesoplado, the point of my poem was, that unless dreams manage to come to life...they will forever haunt us.

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author avatar Maria Papadopoulou
4th Dec 2010 (#)

Thank you Denise...open the heart and set whatever it is inside to take its own path!

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author avatar Retired
17th Jan 2011 (#)

Excellent work.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
18th Dec 2014 (#)

We should dream dreams and make them come true - anyway dreams do not cost us anything but take us everywhere - siva

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