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Once upon a time,
in a land that only seems faraway but is
here and now for the dreamers who believe,
there lived a tribe of poets, soul-explorers
who breathed in life
and breathed out life,
who dared to slip off their shoes
and splash barefoot in puddles
on rainy days.

And in this, the Land
of the Living Dream, lilac laughter spilled out
and sprinkled even those who did not yet know
the miracle of the dance,
who were still afraid
of passing the peace pipe
and telling the stories that were all,
in the end, that could save their kind
from certain destruction.

The wisdom-seekers,
who sought out ancient story and embarked
on a quest for visions of truth, undaunted
by the terrible Spirit of No
which loomed large
in the dark days just before
that blessed advent of the Golden Kingdom,
the reign of promised joy.

And it will be said
of our Once Upon a Time that it was the flame
of hope the poets and the dreamers and the dancers
guarded so passionately that led them
to know, first in their collective soul
and later in the mind’s eye, that we
had been loved all the way back home
to the Giver of Life
and Dreamer of Dreams.

Taste now this life and see
what wonder will unfold. Breathe deeply
of the silent spring that rises within you.
In all your brilliance, shine!
Listen for the whispered ‘Yes’
upon a twisting turquoise wind,
and dare to follow the distant drum
that sings a circle song
of once upon a time again.

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Reviewed by Henry Stevens
"distant drum
that sings a circle song"
Beautiful poem, I'll say "Yes" Henry
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Dawn,

OMG--this is breathtakingly beautiful and so creative--bless you, Poet, for you have made me soar with this write! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
An enthralling and captivating creation, Dawn. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Dale Clark
Outstanding piece. Very powerful.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
A splendid write, I love the feelings in this poem...
~Carole
Reviewed by D May (Reader)
Wonderful write. I loved the "Lilac Laughter" Very nicely done.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Most excellent poetry!!

Love Tinka The Evil One ;(
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Wonderful write. I think this one is similar to my poem "Story of The Fairyland". We poets think alike...I guess.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by jude forese
exceptional poem ... i could really feel myself wander through your words ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Another awesome spellbinding poem Dawn! your words
race like the wind and capture the soul! Brava!

Eileen
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