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Dreamer Child
by Chanti Niven
Monday, March 07, 2005
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I will always be a dreamer... even when my feet are firmly grounded my inner eyes gaze into the fathomless depths of a never-ending dream.

Dreamer child
you still are,
Eyes strung with
the brilliant light
of a million
hopeful stars
You've run through
seas of waving grass
you seem unafraid,
so brave
to those who see
the armour and the sword
Oh Lord!
You wear such a convincing mask
And now you find yourself
and teetering
dangerously atop
a cliff of fragile glass

©Chanti 2005

This is by no means a completed work but a collection of spontaneous thoughts. A good indication of my state of mind... See why I need a break?


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Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 6/21/2005
life's trials and travails threaten ever..but the memory of one's true self is there as a panacea, a shelter against the storm. an excellent evocation, poet..
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/10/2005
Powerful, expressive write that I totally enjoyed. I believe the state of mind you are in now is the stepping stone of very pleasant surprises :-)......keep the faith and enjoy your break.
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 4/10/2005
Chanti dear, this is a fantastic work of the inner soul. I am a dream child too, and will always be, I suspect. We dream od things we cannot have, but wish we did. We dream of a life that has eluded for so long. We dream of making money, and being the boss. We dream. I have also stood at the edge of that cliff of fragile glass. This very good Chanti. Oh and BTW, we ALL NEED a break (giggles). may the Lord Jesus bless you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/10/2005
Love the way you expressed this, powerful and excellent visuals, you will be missed!

Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/11/2005

It is always a plus to know who and where you are in life. You state it beautifully here. There comes a time when we all need to find our niche. I wish you the best and know it will not be goodbye but adieu. God Speed and Bless You.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/9/2005
Leaves of absence seems to be a trend lately here and elsewhere. Requires some contemplation. Oh, well. Do take care, Chanti. Like Mitzi said, "Handle yo' business." ;-)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/9/2005
you take care; you will be missed! do know that if you want to come by again, we will be here, waiting for you! beautiful poem, chanti'; very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in america, karen lynn in texas. :(
Reviewed by jude forese 3/8/2005
after you reflect, redirect ;)
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/8/2005
ok whatever~~~found this to be very delightful
and encouraging,
enjoyed most will be here when you return
now handle yo business:)
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/7/2005
But I need to see true or false..

Well a girls gotta do whata girls gotta do..
Seya after now....
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 3/7/2005
The real world is the best place to enjoy life the most.
Go for it!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 3/7/2005
See you when you get back, Chanti. You will be missed. Rest up and return when you are ready.
Take care,
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 3/7/2005
I have a feeling when you are back, you will be better than ever. Take care, gentle dreamer.
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 3/7/2005
Yes, we all need to take a break. Please do so, and please return. This is beautiful, as-is and/or as a work-in-progress. -- Jeff
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/7/2005
Do what you need to do girl...just be back safe!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/7/2005
Do your thing. Take your break. Give us a holler when you return. I don't see anything in this fragile, giving poem that would cause me to think you needed a break.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/7/2005
We all need to take stock at some point - but never stop dreaming, and good luck, Chanti!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/7/2005
The graphic image and your beautiful and meaningful verses unite to convey a message that goes deep in my soul, dearest Chanti. You may say that this is a work in progress but it is completely wonderful as it is honestly and poetically expressed. Take care of yourself precious person. Much love to you.

Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/7/2005
Dearest Chanti;

You may well need a break, dear (as few know more than I), but not from your creative works, as they are getting better and better rather than paling. This is an excellent example of such. The brevity yet beauty, 'disconnected thoughts' yet meaningful...and the very wise usage of each line...proves you are still one of the 'greats.' Bless you, dear heart, and keep yourself healthy. THAT is more important than anything else!
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/7/2005
You have to make time for your thoughts
and dreams Chanti! It's the one thing
that lifts you above everyone else and
a poet owes themselves that. I think!
I would and will miss your work, but
I know you'll be coming back to it.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/7/2005
Disconnected thoughts? This may well be one of your best works! I wish you strength and courage on your journey, Chanti. Do come back, as we need your tender heart...
Reviewed by Paul Williams 3/7/2005
Wow! Chanti, that is such a beautifully written piece for a train of thought. It's sad that the real world interupts or dreaming all too often. You will be missed very much...I for one will eagerly await your return in the not too distant future.

Paul;-] (he that is known as nunu lol)

come back soon X
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/7/2005
Oh Chanti I so so hope you will change your mind. You are a delight to read and your messages stir the hearts and souls of your fellow writers. There are times though and yes I do understand that we do need to change directions and walk a different path but I hope your new path will soon rejoin us on ours.


Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/7/2005
We seem to be on the same page today...dreaming of what may be, what was and what may never be...dreaming of the future, memories of the past & not knowing where to go or what to do when we get there...I know these feelings well though you have written of them with much better imagery than I ever did...enjoy all these feelings as afterall, they ARE LIFE! ED
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 3/7/2005
Dreams, though fragile, and sometimes a bit far fetched are the things that drive me and get me through my days...don't lose them even if you are at a crossroads Chanti! The day I lose my dreams is the day I become a bitter old hag. haha! Hey for spontaneous thoughts, this was very very good. Hugs, Michelle
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