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Empty Dreams
by Erica Ivory

Thursday, October 09, 2003

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You built me into an angel...
You saw me flying  through life..
Joan Of Arc..
Saving lives..
You put this crown on my head..
that I did not want to wear..
You made me into someone ..
who was never there..
When reality took over your
disillusioned state of mind..
You realized..
these visions of me were merely dreams...
Now in anger you take your sword..
Cut off these wings..
The crown now cuts into my skin..
Suddenly I am free..
Nothing left..
Just years of empty dreams
Now I am
Free..
to be..
the no one I began..
Free to be..
Sculpted by anothers idle hand.
Not excepted as I am..
Not loved..
Not respected..
Now just shredded angel wings..
on dirty tear stained floors of dreams..
Wondering how I ever got here..
And what this life means..


 


 

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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 10/10/2003
nicely expressed Erica. Dreams do come out this way sometimes and some of them scare the h out of you. But it was only a dream, back to reality. hugs G
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 10/10/2003
As empty as our dreams may seem to us, we can't allow ourselves to let go of them. When we do, it's all over. Great write Erica. Lisa
Reviewed by Cheryl Sellers 10/10/2003
very stong... a person cannot be other then who they are no matter how others try to shape them or their world.... good write
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 10/10/2003
Oh boy Erica, what a pleasure to read a poem like this. Maybe it will always be a work in progress, as you reach for the stars and take them in your hand one by one; making beautiful poems for the world to read and enjoy. How I love your poetry! Bill
Reviewed by Lee Garrett 10/10/2003
beutifully executed work. Profound and insightful. Sometimes, there's nothing else to do but change faces and start the journey of self again.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 10/9/2003
I do not know what to say....this piece is outstanding. Great, wonderful and outstanding.
Allen
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 10/9/2003
Erica...masterful write....gem!!!!
Reviewed by Glenna Cancilla (Reader) 10/9/2003
Erica,
This is a wonderful write!
I loved it.
Thank you,
Glenna
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/9/2003
Very deep touching write Erica!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/9/2003
Erica, This doesn't need any more work, it is gloriously complete!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/9/2003
AN OUTSTANDING WRITE ... ERICA
EXCELLENT

WILLIAM
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 10/9/2003
Erica, what a profound write....especially those last lines... don't think this could be changed.... excellent write...
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/9/2003
This one goes deep. Great write!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 10/9/2003
Erica,
I could feel the depth of this one.
"Sculpted by anthers idle hand.
Not excepted as I am..
Not loved..
Not respected..
Now just dirty angel wings..
on dirty floors of dreams..
Wondering how I ever got here..
And what this life means.."
Lady peg
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